Emma Watson: Belle in Beauty in the Beast has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm Syndrome
Emma Watson was asked whether Belle is trapped in an abusive relationship with the Beast “It’s such a good question and it’s something I really grappled with at the beginning; the kind of
Stockholm Syndrome question about this story. That’s where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor. Belle actively argues and disagrees with (Beast) constantly. She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm Syndrome because she keeps her independence, she keeps that freedom of thought.”
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