'Beauty And The Beast' Cast Continues To Confirm The Live-Action Remake Will Be Incredible
Disney fans have more and more reason to be excited, as the Beauty and the Beast live-action movie promises to be amazing. The cast, which includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, and Josh Gad, keep giving hopeful fans more insight into what we can expect. Spoiler: It's going to rock our socks off.
Of course, I have high hopes for Watson's role as Belle. Any doubts that she will be less than 100 percent perfect for the part were squashed by Evans, who plays Gaston. He told MTV News:
Evans also confirmed that Watson is excelling at the musical numbers, adding, "Great singing voice to boot. She’s a triple threat. Makes me sick." It must be a relief for Watson, who previous admitted she was a little terrified for the challenge of singing.
Speaking of musical numbers, Evans also spilled the details on what's sure to be one of the highlights of his performance: The "Gaston" musical number. He told MTV:
Also worth noting: Gad sounds amazing in the role as Gaston's sidekick, LeFou. If you're excited for "Gaston" and the other musical numbers, you're in luck. Alan Menken wrote more songs for the live-action movie, so we can enjoy new additions from the man who wrote the music for the Beauty and the Beast animated film.
While speaking with Collider, Evans addressed the new Beauty and the Beast tracks, saying:
The cast have been great about sharing behind-the-scenes photos and McKellen, who plays Cogsworth, gave a detailed reaction to the first table read. You can read his full message over on Facebook, but one of highlights is when McKellen recalled "But my favourite moment, because it made me weepy, was when the Beast’s loving arm was placed tentatively on Belle’s shoulder after their pas de deux. Clearly dancing and singing rehearsals had started before today."
Gad already assured fans that the movie will blow their minds. While speaking with IGN about the table read, the actor said, "It was one of the most magical things I’ve been a part of. Emma Thompson getting up and singing her incredible rendition of the theme song. Just being there in that room and seeing what Bill Condon was dreaming up, it’s going to blow people’s minds. It’s exactly what you want it to be. It’s an amazing tribute, but it’s also creating its own new territory. People are going to flip out."
Chills. Just ... chills. Beauty and the Beast is expected to hit theaters in 2017.
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