At Toronto International Film Festival in support of the upcoming film “High-Rise,” Luke Evans (Gaston in 'Beauty and the Beast) called singing “a wonderful thing,” gushing about his time on the set of “Beauty and the Beast” and what a “feisty” woman Emma Watson is.
In a word, he said Watson, who plays Belle in the movie, was “wonderful.”
“She’s great,” he said. “She epitomizes what Belle should be in the 21st century to young girls; she’s a strong woman. We all know Emma as Emma, a strong woman, she has a voice, she uses it very effectively and I admire her for that. She’s brought some of that to Belle. She’s not just a Disney princess, she’s more than a Disney princess, and she has a beautiful sensitive side to her. She’s quite delicate to look at, but she’s not at all. She’s a really strong, feisty woman and we have some fantastic scenes in the film. I was making her laugh more than she should have been laughing.”
And does she have the pipes to belt the musical’s iconic songs? Yes, Evans confirmed.
“Great singing voice to boot. She’s a triple threat. Makes me sick.”