Luke Evans dishes on 'Beauty and the Beast' live on 'GMA'

The actor discusses his role in the upcoming film live from Times Square.
5:06 | 02/14/17

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do have another special guest on this valentine'sorning getting ready for the new tale as old as time and hear Ariana grande and John legend singing that from "Beauty and the beast" and that means we have one of the stars from the film. Everybody, welcome Luke Evans. ??? ??? then somebody bends unexpectedly ??? Hi. Hello. W are you? Good to see you. Good to see you. Mwah. I didn't get a hug from louboutina. There you go. I got my hug right there. From Luke Evans. Michael is my body double on "Beauty and the beast." I would be so lucky, my friend. Congratulations on the film and how was it to play Gaston? It's one of those jobs you just lov going into to work to play. I didn't want it to finish. He's a total idiot. Isn't he just the best. He's so mu fun. He's the lovable rogue of the village. Tries to get belle. Makes a comete idiot of himself and you see this man, this -- become a complete monster throughout the film so it was great and we were surrounded by amazing people. Josh gad plays lafoo who we love, makes me look funny although I'm not. The cast is unbelievable. I want to rattle it off because everybody if you haven't heard about it yet quite remarkable. Emma Watson. Dan Stevens from "Downton abbey" and sir Ian mckellen. What was that like. I didn't work with him on that but know him from playing gandolf in "The hobbit." So it was nice to go back and do another job although he was just a clock. The clock is a very shakespearean place. We're seeing a lot of scenes. Everybody said you had great chemistry as friends. Saying you don't know your lines, Luke. But you also -- you and Josh gave us a little taste of another Disney classic on the set. Can we roll it, everybody, before we see the clip? This is behind the scenes. ??? I can show you the world shining shimmering splendor ??? ??? tell me now when did you -- I like they're holding their ears. You have to do -- You see that. That's the one behind the scenes but with the 25th anniversary of "Beauty and the beast," take a look at this clip from the new version. It's pretty great. ??? Who makes like Gaston makes eyes like Gaston ??? ??? than the sum of his parts Gaston has a special on intimidating ??? ??? what auy like Gaston ??? Yeah. Exciting. "Fast and furious." "The hobbit." Where does this rank. Very near the top if not the top. It's Disney, you know, you bring an animated character that people have known so long to life and it's an honor but it's so much fun. So much fun. I couldn't go far enough with the character. It was just brilliant. I was reading your history, I had no idea a lot of musical theater in "Rent." And Chris in "Miss saigon." And I was in "Avenue Q." One of the puppets. Done it all. Done it all so singing was pie first love so -- and I wanted to bring it back and it was nice to be able to merge the film career with the musical theater career and this was it. This was the role and we've been waiting almost 18 months to be able to talk to you guys about it. You know, finally we have two we weeks -- No hesitation. You get this call and say play a cartoon character, and you -- Almost. When they came to me with the role. We want to see you for Gaston, and I was like, yeah, but the beast is the best character. Why didn't I get asked to play the beast. I watched it with my godchildren and I thought, my god, this character is huge. I can do something great with this and, so, yeah, it was actually the animation rewatching the animation that sold it to me actually watching them look at themselves in the mirror and how beautiful he was to his himself. This is going to be fun. We can't wait to see it. We can't wait, the antipation I just -- you are lovely. Just a lovely soul. Thank you very much.

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