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Eddie Redmayne Originally Approached for Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast'

Eddie Redmayne Originally Approached for Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast'

Eddie Redmayne runs errands around the Soho section on London, England on Monday (March 2).

The 33-year-old Oscar winner was reportedly recently approached to play Gaston in Beauty and the Beast opposite Emma Watson!

The Oscar winning actor passed on the role though, and opened the way for Luke Evans to take on the part, The Wrap reports.

As reported by JustJared.com just minutes ago, Luke is in negotiations to take on the role of the cocky Disney character.

DO YOU THINK that Luke Evans or Eddie Redmayne would make a better Gaston??

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  • Justin Aniston

    GASTON?! REALLY? Sorry, but he doesn’t fit the part for Gaston at all.

  • Gabrielle

    If he is in the movie, he should be Beast.

  • Elizabeth Harding Church

    I was hoping he would play the Beast.

  • Cate

    Actually The Wrap article said they were trying to get Eddie for the PRINCE role, i.e. the Beast. Not for Gaston! I think Eddie could have made an interesting Prince/Beast and he’s worked with Emma Watson before.

    Love his coat in these pictures. So awesome having a young male actor who knows how to dress well. Such a contrast to most male actors who either dress like dirty hobos or that fool Justin Bieber.

  • Rebecca Tee

    I would have liked for him to play the Prince,he would suit that.

  • Amelie Summer

    I think emmawatson cannot act, she just so smug, Pretentious, Allison Williams or Daisy Rildey would better Belle than smug emma Watson, for Eddie Redmayne would great Beast/Prince,

  • vn_102

    Eddie would have much better and age appropriate with Emma, compared to middle age Evans.

  • AK

    there are only 2 years between Ed and Luke :/

  • vn_102

    But Luke looks 45, while Ed looks 25, that’s like 20 years difference between them.
    Even Ed could pass off as Luke son.

  • vn_102

    Education was the difference between them.
    Ed was coming from great boarding school who teach him some manner, while Beeber was middle school drop out that hang out with another rapper no manner drop out – no wonder Beeber was getting worse by years.

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