Emma Watson
Emma Watson is going to star as Belle in Disney’s live movie adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” In this photo, Watson arrives for the UK premiere of “Noah” in London on March 31, 2014. Reuters/Paul Hackett

Some men are just helpless when it comes to wooing women, and it looks like Beast (Dan Stevens) from “Beauty and the Beast” is one of them. In the new teaser for the film, the helpless prince was seen getting love advice from his friends and loyal subjects.

“You must charm her, be gentle!” said Lumiere, while Mrs. Potts added: “Kind.” Cogsworth thinks the Beast should be “sweet.”

Before he meets Belle (Emma Watson), Lumiere urged his boss: “Come, come! Show me the smile!” But when the Beast flashed a forced grin, they all let out horrified and disappointed expressions.

Despite his terrifying looks, the Beast somehow manages to soften Belle’s heart. Their friendship started after he saved her from an attack from wolves.

“I never thanked you for saving my life,” Belle told him. Beast responded, “I never thanked you for leaving me to be eaten by wolves.” His quip worked because Belle gave out a sweet laugh.

Earlier, Watson told Entertainment Weekly that Belle has an exciting new backstory in the upcoming film. In the animated movie, all fans knew about Belle was that she was a devoted daughter who had a deep passion for books. This time, they gave her some unique skills and talents.

“In the animated movie, it’s her father who is the inventor, and we actually co-opted that for Belle. I was like, ‘Well, there was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books,” she explained. “Also what is she doing with her time? So, we created a backstory for her, which was that she had invented a kind of washing machine, so that, instead of doing laundry, she could sit and use that time to read instead. So, yeah, we made Belle an inventor.”

“Beauty and the Beast” will hit cinemas March 17, 2017.