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Entertainment Luke Evans turned down Beauty and the Beast Gaston role THREE times

06:00  25 november  2019
06:00  25 november  2019 Source:   digitalspy.com

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a group of people holding wine glasses: Luke Evans explains why he turned down Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast Gaston role three times while appearing on Sunday Brunch. © Disney Luke Evans explains why he turned down Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast Gaston role three times while appearing on Sunday Brunch.

Once you've seen the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast it's hard to imagine anybody playing the arrogant Gaston but Luke Evans.

But the actor, who has also appeared in the blockbuster franchises The Hobbit and Fast & Furious, revealed on Sunday Brunch that he originally turned down the role several times because he wasn't sure it was right for him.

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Hollywood star and valleys-born actor Luke Evans has told of the time he nearly walked away from the role that propelled his career to new heights. Evans , who is from Aberbargoed, revealed on today's Sunday Brunch that he turned down the role of Gaston in Beauty and the Beast three times

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"I really wanted to be able to merge my singing career with my film career," he explained to hosts Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer. "But I didn't know whether Gaston was the right role for that.

"One of my mates said, 'Mate, Gaston's a brilliant role'. One Sunday they came round and we watched it with the kids. I watched this character and thought I could do something fun with this.

Luke Evans standing in front of a wall: Luke Evans on Sunday Brunch, November 2019 © Channel 4 Luke Evans on Sunday Brunch, November 2019 "I'd already turned down the role three times. I thought maybe it was the Beast I should be playing but they'd already cast the Beast [who was played by Dan Stevens]. Then I thought, 'I'm going to make them love me then absolutely despise Gaston!'"

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It's safe to say that he achieved what he wanted to.

Evans has previously admitted that he came into the casting process "at the 11th hour" and said that it had been difficult to get into the role of Gaston.

a group of people standing around a fire: Luke Evans as Gaston, Beauty and the Beast © Disney Luke Evans as Gaston, Beauty and the Beast

"The casting director knew Gaston was for me," he said. "It was always going to be Gaston, but it was hard to get my head around because he's a freak of nature, isn't he? He's a larger than life man."

The actor has recently returned to singing, having performed on Strictly Come Dancing earlier this month and released an album of covers called At Last.

He explained that 80% of the songs he recorded for the album were originally sung by a woman, saying: "The songs sound completely different coming out of a man's mouth."

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