Moviefone: "Josh Gad Reveals Angry Birds Obsession, Teases Disney's Beauty and the Beast"
You have "Beauty and the Beast" coming out next year. Was it overwhelming taking over a character that's a big piece of everyone's childhood?
It's funny because, before I signed on, I sat down with the director, Bill Condon, and was like: "I want to pay homage to the character that came before, but I want him to be distinct in some way." And I feel like we found some interesting wrinkles that are hopefully going to be a little surprising. You're playing a three-dimensional version of a two-dimensional character, so you've gotta bring something more to it. And, having seen a cut of it, I think it works incredibly well and the film is just exceptional.
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After making fun of McCarthy’s not-quite-French pronunciation of his character Le Fou, Gad said, “The movie’s incredible. Anybody who ever loved Beauty and the Beast, which clearly you didn’t as a child, is gonna love it.”
“It builds on the legacy of the original and takes it to the next level,” he added. “I’m excited.”
Josh Gad on Live with Kelly
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Josh Gad on Today
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