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Idris Elba reveals he auditioned for a part in Beauty and the Beast

Idris Elba recently revealed that he was interested in playing Gaston in the live-action Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast and even auditioned for the same.

hollywood Updated: Oct 01, 2017 12:57 IST
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Idris Elba auditioned to play the part of Gaston in the film Beauty and the Beast.(REUTERS)

Hollywood actor Idris Elba, who will be next seen in The Mountain Between Us with Kate Winslet, has revealed that he failed to win a role in one of the year’s biggest films. According to People Magazine, the 45-year-old actor was in line to play the role of Gaston in the live-action Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast. A role which eventually went to Luke Evans.

The actor shared, “I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston. I called and said, ‘Listen, I want in!’ So somewhere they have a tape of me singing.” Beauty and the Beast is currently the biggest box office hit of 2017. The movie grossed over $1.2 billion at global box-office.

The actor also noted that he has no hard feelings for Evans, when asked if he resented the Welsh actor for winning the role. Elba jokingly said, “No, only a little bit. No! I love you Luke, you know that.” It should be noted that the Luther star is currently busy in promoting his upcoming movie The Mountain between Us.

The movie is scheduled to release on October 6.

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First Published: Oct 01, 2017 12:57 IST