Disney has released the first deleted scene from the live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast.
The deleted scene from the tale as old as time features director Bill Condon as he reveals an alternate take of “Days in the Sun” which met the cutting room floor after a test audience was confused by the actress behind the Queen, Harriett Jones, who bears a resemblance to the Agathe the Enchantress played by Hattie Morahan.
You can watch the deleted scene below.
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette. Here’s the official synopsis:
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.
Beauty and the Beast arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD on June 6. You can check out our review here.