No one’s slick as Gaston. Empire Magazine has debuted a never-before-seen image from Bill Condon’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, giving us a brand new look at Emma Watson as Belle alongside Luke Evans as Gaston.
The magazine also had the chance to speak with Evans, who talked a bit about bringing the iconic Disney villain to life in the upcoming movie:
“He gets as dark as any Disney character could possibly get. This is a man who, for the first time in his life, hasn’t got what he wanted.”
Meanwhile, Watson — who’s a Beauty and the Beast superfan — discussed how her character was one of her idols growing up and how she’s similar to her:
“Belle was one of my idols growing up. I knew every word to the animation. I was born in Paris like Belle. We both love books, obviously. She is someone who doesn’t really feel like she fits in, but she finds her place in the world and uses what makes her different. She was just inspiring to me.”
You can check out the image below.
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.
The film also stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Babette and Audra McDonald as Wardrobe.
Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters on March 17, 2017.