Watch The HIGHlarious Way Beauty & The Beast Should Have Really Ended!

WALT Disney said it has shelved the release of its new movie Beauty and the Beast in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said Tuesday it had been approved with a minor cut involving a "gay moment".

"I've played parts on stage that other people have played", McGregor said.

Condon thinks that anyone who saw the 26-year-old cartoon version of "Beauty and the Beast" should have known that LeFou was infatuated with Gaston.

To celebrate the release of "Beauty and the Beast" in Irish cinemas, Movies.ie has gathered together 10 facts about the film that you really need to know.

And The Washington Post reports that Ewan McGregor, who plays Lumiere in the movie, joked about "gay sex" while appearing on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" Monday night.

Beauty and the Beast, a live-action remake of Disney's classic animated feature, has garnered some global controversy for including a homosexual character. Condon told Allure magazine that the LeFou / Gaston subplot contains an "exclusively gay moment".

Also in the Colbert interview, McGregor says he's never seen the 1991 original animated Beauty and the Beast.

In case you missed it, this comment is in reference to Alabama's Henagar Drive-In Theatre, which announced they wouldn't show the movie because of its homosexual elements.

"There's all kinds of diversity within the world and we have it in this film", McDonald told CNN. This particular group has made a decision to boycott the remake of "Beauty and the Beast". "Is he in love with Gaston?" she asked during a SiriusXM segment earlier this week. "It's 2017 for f**** sake". "And I just think with her old-soul quality about her as an actress, and she's incredibly intelligent and handsome, it doesn't hurt, and she's going to be fantastic".

McGregor added that he thinks not seeing the movie may have ultimately been to his benefit.

Beauty and the Beast opens 17 March.

  • Salvatore Jensen