Disney’s live-action which we have long been waiting for, Beauty and the Beast finally will begin running this week! Adaptation of animation in 1991 will be starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Sir Ian McKellen, and other famous stars.
What are the challenges to remake the animated film so live-action? Well, before watching the movie on the big screen, we see the first interesting fact yuk 10 Beauty and the Beast the following is definitely going to make you stunned:
10 Facts Beauty and the Beast That Make You Amazed
1. Ryan Gosling should portray Beast
Beast role was offered to Ryan Gosling, but Ryan rejected because it chose to appear in La La Land. Instead, Emma Watson declined the offer of the role of Mia Dolan in La La Land because he preferred to Beauty and the Beast. Hmmm, imagine baseball replaced if Emma Stone Emma Watson?
2. The teaser world record
The first teaser trailer for Beauty and the Beast broke the record YouTube as a teaser most watched of all time! With the acquisition of 91.8 million views in just 24 hours, this record beat teaser Star Wars: The Force Awakens (88 million) and Captain America: Civil War (61 million). Three is a film made by Disney.
3. French accent Lumiere
In accordance cartoon, Lumiere the wax is the only character who has a thick French accent. Oscar-winning French actor, Jean Dujardin was considered the voice of Lumiere. The role eventually fell into the hands of Ewan McGregor, who admitted quite difficult to find the right accent. According to this Scottish actor, sounding more like a Mexican than a French accent.
4. Ewan McGregor embarrassed to dance
To record the dance moves Lumiere, Ewan McGregor had to dance directly with motion-capture technique. He was deeply ashamed of wearing motion-capture so that it can not dance well.
5. Sir Ian McKellen (should) never be Cogsworth
Turns out this is not the first time Sir Ian McKellen was offered the role of Cogsworth. In 1991, he had refused to fill out the sound Cogsworth cartoon version. Well, apparently yes it took 26 years to change the minds of the senior actors.
6. Belle swapped roles with father
In the cartoon version, Belle’s father, Maurice worked as an inventor. The difference, in this live-action Belle who become inventors. This change triggered Emma Watson to give a clearer reason why Belle considered ‘weird’ by their constituents.
7. The return of Alan Melken
1991 animated film composer, Alan Melken, again present in this film. Not only play the old songs, he will also be presenting some new songs. Can not wait!
8. Emma Watson fears in the dance scene
Reportedly, Emma Watson were strained at the scene ballroom dance along with the Beast. During filming, he constantly looked over his legs. What is it? Turns out Dan Stevens wear iron shoes, make Emma afraid of his foot stepped on!
9. Dan Stevens difficult to move the Beast costume
In addition to the iron shoe, and Stevens also had to wear a special body suit weighing 18 kg, making it too hot and difficult to move. Every 2-3 take, and have to rest and cool off. Well, it turns romantic baseball at all huh? “The most romantic thing about that scene is Emma Watson who did not laugh at me. He’s dance partner is very understanding. Good thing I did not step on his foot, “he laughed in an interview with News.com Australia.
10. The controversy first gay character in the Disney movie
What LeFou who reportedly gay character? “The news has been exaggerated. There is no controversy in this film. This film is suitable for all ages, “commented Josh Gad, who plays LeFou. Emma Watson helped add that LeFou just someone confused feelings. “Did he idolized Gaston? Or he falls in love with Gaston? What is their relationship real? Josh acting very subtle and makes the viewer guessing. I think it’s fun. I love the ambiguity there, “said Emma told The Huffington Post.