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Idris Elba Auditioned for Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast'!

Idris Elba Auditioned for Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast'!

Could you imagine Idris Elba playing Gaston in the live action Beauty and the Beast? Well, he auditioned for the role!

“I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston,” Idris told People. “I called and said, ‘Listen, I want in!’ So somewhere they have a tape of me singing.”

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When asked if he was jealous of Luke Evans, the actor who got the role, Idris responded, “No, only a little bit. No! I love you Luke, you know that.”

If you haven’t seen the live action film yet, it’s available to stream on Netflix.

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    He would be a great Gaston; he definitely has that charming “swagger” down. However, considering that Emma Watson was Belle and she looks so young, I feel like it would’ve been too creepy if we had to watch him hitting on her the entire movie. :/