I’ve been reading up on a lot of Beauty and the Beast movie trivia lately. I’ve been so excited about this one since my first peek at the magical trailer! First, I absolutely LOVE Emma Watson and I think she’s going to make such an amazing Belle. Second, this was one of my favorite Disney movies growing up and I can’t wait to see it brought to life. The movie comes out on March 17, which isn’t nearly as far away as it seems. It will be here before you know it! In the meantime, check out these surprising and fun Beauty and the Beast movie trivia I’ve discovered!
Beauty and the Beast Movie Trivia
The teaser trailer for the movie debuted on Good Morning America on May 23, 2016. Within the first 24 hours after the release of the trailer, it had gained 91.8 million views. The first theatrical trailer for the movie premiered on Good Morning America on November 14, 2016. The theatrical movie trailer gained 127.6 million views within the first 24 hours after its release.
The Beauty and the Beast movie director is Bill Condon. He has also directed other movies including the 1998 Gods and Monsters, the 2006 Dreamgirls, the 2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1 and the 2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 2.
Ryan Gosling was originally offered to play the role of the Beast, but he declined so he could star in La La Land instead, where he plays the role of Sebastian Wilder. Also, Emma Watson was originally offered the main female role in La La Land, Mia Dolan, but she declined in order to play Belle.
Ian McKellen plays the role of Cogsworth in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, however, he originally turned down the voice role of Cogsworth in the 1991 animated movie Beauty and the Beast.
While Emma Watson has appeared in several movies including the role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, the role of Sam in the 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the role of Nicki Moore in the 2013 The Bling Ring, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast will be her first role in a Disney movie.
The upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie will be the 2nd Disney movie for Josh Gad and the 3rd Disney film for Kevin Kline. Josh Gad voiced the role of Olaf in the 2013 movie Frozen, while Kevin Kline voiced the role of Captain Phoebus in the 1996 movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame and its sequel, the 2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II.
Three of the Beauty and the Beast cast members all share the same birthday: April 15th. Emma Thompson was born April 15th, 1959; Luke Evans was born April 15th, 1979 and Emma Watson was born April 15th, 1990.