After Ian McKellen's description of the first table read of the Disney live action 'Beauty and the Beast', Josh Gad (playing LeFou) shared his.
“It was one of the most magical things I’ve been a part of,” said Gad of the Beauty and the Beast table read. “Emma Thompson getting up and singing her incredible rendition of the theme song. Just being there in that room and seeing what Bill Condon was dreaming up, it’s going to blow people’s minds. It’s exactly what you want it to be. It’s an amazing tribute, but it’s also creating its own new territory. People are going to flip out.”
Gad compared the adaptation to Cinderella which opened in March to rave reviews. “This does the same thing,” the actor said of being loyal to the original animated movie, “but it’s the first one of these live adaptations that actually utilizes the music which was such a strong component to movies like Beauty and the Beast.
“One of the main reasons I signed on to do it was the opportunity to get to sing and do something like that in a live feature film is something I’ve been looking forward to doing,” he added.