Beauty and the Beast Interview with the Dashing Luke Evans (“Gaston”), Hilarious Josh Gad (“Le Fou”)

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Do you love the villain in movies? Do you root for the bad guy to get the girl? The Villain in Beauty and the Beast is Gaston. Gaston is a Hunter who has intentions on making Belle his girl and no matter what he does to win her over she doesn’t want anything to do with him.

Josh Evans who plays the part of “LeFou” is Gaston’s side kick. This duo make a great pair and just have the best chemistry together on screen and off.  They had our group laughing from start to finish of the Interview. Here’s inside scoop into Luke Evans character “Gaston” and Josh Gad’s character “LeFou” from Beauty and The Beast.

They started off the interviewing telling us how they both absolutely love to sing.  There’s no short of singing by their characters like seen in this clip where Le Fou sings the praises of Gaston. It certainly goes on a bit more than that but you get the idea and we don’t want to give the whole movie away now do we.

It took 45 weeks to do this tavern sequence. It’s incredibly technical. There’s so much going on you really have to study it to see it all. The practice and the collaboration and the music to do this scene was just on going and it took a lot of time. Luke Evans says this is his favorite part not only because the song is all about him but because they love that there’s this song that promotes energy in the crowed and the people watching it.

A special performance before Interviews. You have got to see this.

The song is so unbelievably addictive. Josh says, “We are literally haunted by this song.” They say it’s so rewarding to watch an audience and see the adrenaline boost come on the screen and you can feel the energy of the audience to want to jump in and raise a glass to Gaston.

It’s so true because that is exactly how I felt watching it.

They were both were huge fans of the Original Beauty and the Beast.  They both felt very lucky to be able to bring their characters to life in Disney’s Beauty and The Beast.  They came up with a few lines right on the spot while acting. They are were always hoping that when they were paired with somebody that they’d have good chemistry.

Both Luke Evans and Josh Gad came from the Theater.  Josh tells us that they “had a common language, and understanding and a common goal to do justice to a movie that is so pivotal in our Childhood.”

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Luke Evans says, “The look is half of his ego. The hair, the red leather jacket…”
Luke Evans is Gaston in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, directed by Bill Condon.
On the last day when he took off the Gaston character wig he looked at himself in the mirror and couldn’t help but say, “Well Hello you!” and the hairdresser said, “Oh no art is impersonating life.” and they all laughed.

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They loved that they can bring so much happiness to villains.
Because these Villains made people laugh and usually you make people hate you.

Luke Evans stars as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life.

Luke Evans stars as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic directed by Bill Condon which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life.

Luke Evans is Gaston and Josh Gad is LeFou, in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic, directed by Bill Condon.

Adding dimension to LeFou Character: In this film which is not shown in the original LeFou starts to question the blind devotion that he has to Gaston, which during the course of the film turns into the real monster.

 

We didn’t want to just literally recreate a movie that in and of itself is pretty perfect. Right? You can’t do that. You have to keep building on the legacy that everyone is awaiting for but also give them new surprises. The new songs, the new moments all of it adds up. In it’s collective experiences that feels old in the best way but also new in an amazing way.

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Josh says, “This is going to be for many of your kids and and mine the first time they will see a musical on screen that isn’t animated.” When Josh said this I couldn’t help but think of Mary Poppins but that was partially animated wasn’t it?

Difficulties in the Fight Sequence at the End

Stunt rehearsal and Training.  The fight sequence at the end took a lot of training and big cherry picker they’d raise 6 feet, then another 6 feet and he was on cables and he’d have to jump and he had to find away of doing it like Spiderman with long hair.  By the end there was a 42 foot high leap that he does in the film that Gaston had to take with this cable and he says it was a trust exercise. He says he found it quite challenging and rewarding at the same time.

Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, directed by Bill Condon, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic and a celebration of one of the most beloved stories ever told.

Gaston (Luke Evans) a handsome but arrogant brute, holds court in the village tavern

Gaston in particular represents a really interesting character. You have a guy that is provoking fear based on a character that nobody knows that people are scared of because nobody has seen him but they are scared of what he is capable of.

Never judge a book by it’s cover

Love conquer hates.

There’s a lot of stuff on the cutting room floor some really great scene’s that they hope will end up on the Blu-Ray when it comes out.  So many funny moments that will be great for people to see. So many great parts that they hope we will all be able to see some day.

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I love Josh Gad and Luke Evans together. I truly hope we see them do more films, a comedy on it’s own perhaps, or possibly a Laurel in Hardy act. I think they’d be hysterical and so amazing at. True entertainers. Your going to love them as Gaston and LeFou.

Of course a Interview is never complete without a photo with the talent.

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