Beauty and the Beast: Luke Evans sings his own praises in a new track from the film
Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day; Disney thought it was only appropriate to release a video of their favourite fairy tale.
Luke Evans, who plays the villainous Gaston in the upcoming Disney live-action film Beauty and the Beast, appeared on ABC's Good Morning America earlier, where he introduced a sneak peek video from the film. While the clip isn't terribly long, it does give us our first look at both Luke Evans' Gaston and Josh Gad's Le Fou when they sing the famous song 'Gaston' from the 1991 animated original.
The original has LeFou leading a tavern full of men and women in rousing chorus, praising Luke Evans' character. LeFou sings this song to cheer Gaston up, after Belle rejects him. While we only get a small glimpse of this song of the upcoming film, it does seem quite faithful to the original animated classic. Here's the original song:
How faithful is the live-action remake to the original film? About the famous 'Gaston' song, Evans told Entertainment Weekly in 2015 that, "We have lines that were not in the original. The guys did at Disney reviewed all the transcripts and recordings, they’ve been able to go back through those hours and hours of recorded footage, and listen to lyrics that were written and never used, which are actually gems. For the audience who know the song immensely well — which I think is most people — you will hear a few new lines, which are really really special."
You can watch the entire interview with Evans below along with the sneak peak of the song:
The live action remake of Beauty and the Beast will be released on 16 March 2017. It stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast.