To quote the “Gaston” musical number, “No one’s slick as Gaston, no one’s quick as Gaston, and truly, no one’s neck’s as incredibly thick as Gaston’s“.
We now have photographic evidence of Gaston as his dastardly self in this never before scene moment between Luke Evans and Emma Watson, from Disney’s upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake, courtesy of Empire.
The new exclusive image above shows the pompous Gaston doing his best (or maybe not) to woo Belle with a bouquet of beautiful flowers. To say that Belle is less than impressed is an understatement; just look at her expression. Fans of the cartoon will recognise this scene taking place at the beginning of the story.
Although Gaston may not be hell bent on taking over the world, this entitled man is still one of Disney’s dangerous villains. “He gets as dark as any Disney character could possibly get. This is a man who, for the first time in his life, hasn’t got what he wanted,” said Evans. And things aren’t looking good for this baddie.
Although building Gaston into a more credible villain will no doubt elevate the drama and suspense for the movie, we’re hoping that Evans will be able to bring a balance of humour to his character as well.
“Beauty and the Beast” will hit cinemas on 17th March 2017.