The new live-action Beauty and The Beast movie has already seen one change from the 1991 original – with Emma Watson insisting that her character Belle be made an inventor in her own right – and director Bill Condon has revealed that this film will feature another Disney first.
Speaking to Attitude, Condon has said that the film will feature a “nice, exclusively gay moment” between Luke Evans’ handsome hunter Gaston and his manservant, played by Josh Gad of Frozen fame.
“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants,” explained Condon. “He’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its pay-off at the end, which I don’t want to give away.”
The news comes hot on the heels of Disney releasing their first real glimpse of the pair with a clip of the famous song ‘Gaston’, sung by Gad.
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