Actress Emma Watson could make $15 million for 'Beauty and the Beast'

The Disney movie Beauty and the Beast has raised concerns since the original animated version of the film in the 1990's.

The controversy arose when director Bill Condon said that the character of LeFou, played by Josh Gad, would have a "nice exclusively gay moment" in the film. The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice, and Tony Award victor Audra McDonald as Garderobe. The tale follows Belle, who attempts to rescue her father from the castle of a terrifying beast, and instead becomes his captor. In this version of the story, Belle is the inventor, instead of Maurice. Whether or not I could pull off being in one of the biggest musicals of all time, I wasn't sure in the beginning. What we know, but Belle doesn't, is that the Beast was once a cruel prince, doomed to perish in his beastly form unless he can get someone to love him.

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Who would have thought that Hermione Granger was such a great singer? All in all, the entire cast is truly magnificent.

McKellen recently teased Condon during the NY premiere for Beauty and the Beast, calling the film "another gay extravaganza" in response to the attention it received after Condon revealed in an interview with Attitude that LeFou would be gay in the new adaptation and have an "exclusively gay moment" at the very end.

Aside from all the musical numbers, there are quite a few laughs in the film as well, and the Beast is quite amusing himself. Through the use of new and classic songs from the original film, which is paired up with a well-told backstory, the adaptation is expected to go beyond expectations.

  • Salvatore Jensen