Idris Elba reveals he auditioned for Gaston in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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No one’s slick as Gaston , no one’s quick-witted as Gaston–that is, if you’re not counting Idris Elba, who definitely could have doled slams and coincided witticisms with the Beauty and the Beast villain.

Unfortunately for us, divine intervention lost the world its opportunity to see Elba play darts and break hearts as Gaston himself, even though he threw his identify into the ring.

In an interrogation with People , Elba revealed that he actually auditioned for the persona but, alas, wasn’t chosen for the character. Instead, Luke Evans beautifully portrayed the vain and vengeful Gaston.

” I candidly adore musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast . I truly did, for Gaston, for the movie ,” Elba said.” I called, I said,’ Listen, I require in !’ They were like,’ Well … Yeah, OK.’ So somewhere they have a strip of me singing .”

While we might not be able to live in this alternate timeline where Elba flexes his charm( and his arms) in a live-action Disney film, could the “tape” of this audition make its course into the daylight? Perhaps not, according to Elba.

” Here’s the thing: no ,” Elba when asked about unveiling the audition.

And why can’t “the worlds” see this godly offering to earth–was it that bad?

” Well, I didn’t get the persona !” Elba said.

Watch Elba’s interview, and get a brief listen to his pipes, in the video below 😛 TAGEND

H/ T Mashable

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