Emma Watson has come back into the spotlight in a big way this year, and we couldn't be more excited. After saying goodbye to her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies back in 2011, the actress starred in a few low-key films while going back to school and slowing down her schedule. But she stepped into another beloved role this year when she joined Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast as Belle. And her role as the Disney princess isn't the only way she's inspired us this year. The self-declared feminist has continuously spoken up for gender equality both in Hollywood and politics, and seeing that it's only March, 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the star.