A few days ago, the full-length trailer for the new upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast was officially unveiled, much to the excitement and anticipation of a large number of people.
Angela Lansbury, who voiced the character of Mrs. Potts in beloved 1991 Disney animation feature Beauty and the Beast was not one of those people.
Recently, the actress attended a 25th anniversary celebration of the movie, which was held at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Speaking at a public interview on this occasion, she talked about her reaction to first hearing that a new, live action Beauty and the Beast would be made: “I was a bit taken aback, naturally. I thought, “Why? Why are we doing this over again?” But I guess, I don’t know why they’re doing it.”
Nevertheless, she did also later admit that it will be interesting to see what they will do with this new film, and that the actress who is playing Mrs. Potts in this upcoming production, Emma Thompson, is a very good friend of hers.
Meanwhile, as mentioned earlier, the new Beauty and the Beast trailer has dropped. The film, which is scheduled for release in 2017, is directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) and features a stellar cast, with Emma Watson in the role of Belle, Dan Stevens in the role of The Beast and Luke Evans in the role of Gaston. Furthermore, the cast will feature such other big names as Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor and more.