'Beauty And The Beast' 2017 Gaston Pictures Prove Luke Evans Nails Character’s Self-Assured Nature [VIDEO]By Donna Mills, UniversityHerald Reporter
The spotlight in "Beauty and the Beast" is trained on Belle (Emma Watson) and the cursed Beast (Dan Stevens), but the upcoming Disney film's supporting characters shine on their own, too. Luke Evans' Gaston, for instance, is a delight on screen.
A clip from the movie was recently revealed much to the public's delight. In it, Evans' character was singing the song "Gaston" with Josh Gad's LeFou. The track is in some ways similar to the one featured in the 1991 animated classic, but the new version made sure to insert lyrics that weren't in the original.
LeFou had to coax the tavern's patrons to join in the duet. The video also proved that Evans nailed his portrayal of the overly confident Gaston. Even his appearance mirrors that of his animated counterpart. Watch the duet at the end of this report.
Evans told Entertainment Weekly in 2015 that the live-action "Beauty and the Beast" team dug through hours of video footage from the making of the animated film. They also listened to lyrics that were supposed to be in the movie's songs but ended up unused. It turns out that those unused material "are actually gems."
The actor also described portraying Gaston, who he described as "a lovable rogue" who turns into a horrible monster later on. Despite that, he loved playing the charismatic villain, OK! reported.
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) February 14, 2017
A behind-the-scenes video featuring a commentary from the cast members was also revealed recently. The clip showed insights from Watson, Stevens and the film's director, Bill Condon, and also provided a glimpse in the movie's massive and intricate set pieces.
Watson described the film's craftsmanship as "amazing" and "unbelievable," adding that the remake will take viewers back to the original's beauty and story but will also "expand on it and give it more detail and depth." Condon said that the main reason why a live-action was made is so viewers can experience it in a full "photo-real version" and so that they can differentiate the Belle of the 21st century from the Belle from 25 years ago.
Gad, meanwhile, said that the upcoming version will "define a whole new generation in a wonderful way." The film also features Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette.
"Beauty and the Beast" bows in theaters on March 17. What do you look most forward to in the movie? Sound off in the comments section below!