It was easy to see from several behind the scenes photos that the dynamic between Gad and Evans could be one of the highlights of the film and this latest interview seems to back up that notion.
"That was my favorite part of the experience," Gad said. "That kid is unreal. He's such an unbelievable singer, and bringing a song like 'Gaston' to life, having sung it as a kid over and over again, it was a dream come true, opposite Luke."
Gad also spoke about seeing a rough cut of the film that had him "get up on my feet and applaud during sequences," as well as how director Bill Condon and his team have brought something new to a beloved Disney classic.
"What Disney has slowly been building towards and giving people little tastes of -- even in Jungle Book, which I hear is brilliant, but I've yet to see it; I cannot wait to see it, but I hear you have little tidbits of music -- you finally have a movie that embraces the incredible music that Howard Ashman and Alan Menken wrote and gives it the kind of scope and scale that Hollywood don't do anymore in live-action musicals. The scale of these numbers is going to floor people."
"It is one of those movies that is so iconic," he said. "What I think the creative team has brilliantly done under the guidance of Bill Condon is it's taken all of these moments that we recollect from our childhoods over the year of watching the film, etcetera, and it's given it new life, new wrinkles, new dimensions that are going to blow people away."
He added, "If you loved the original movie, you are going to love this film. If you've never seen the original movie, you are going to love this film. It has something old for everyone, something new for everyone, and it is very much its own beast, if you will."
While fans need to wait close to a year to see the movie, Gad already got a sneak peek. "I saw a rough cut of it months ago, and I wanted to get up on my feet and applaud during sequences," he said. "It's just stunning, and I'm so excited and proud to be a part of it."Source: IGN