Emma Watson plays down Beauty and the Beast's 'gay moment'

Carla Harmon
March 13, 2017

Buena Vista Columbia Tristar Films Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the distribution arm of Disney movies in Malaysia, when contacted by Astro AWANI confirmed the matter following public queries on the postponement.

When asked whether or not she turned down Chazelle's film for Beauty And The Beast, she explained that the latter required three months prep and three to four months worth of shooting in the UK.

Watson said it was a big commitment to undertake, right at the time when she was filming the new live-action version of Disney's Beauty And The Beast.

His response came after the release of the Disney film was reportedly postponed indefinitely due to an "internal review" according to its distributor The Walt Disney Co (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

Since the announcement, all cinemas have taken down the movie from their showtime listings.

Announcement posted on TGV Cinemas' website.

The highly-anticipated Disney movie has already garnered controversy internationally after director Bill Condon told United Kingdom magazine Attitude that that the character of Le Fou, played by Josh Gad, would have a "nice exclusively gay moment" in the movie.

The "Harry Potter" star - who stars in the fantasy film with Dan Stevens and Luke Evans, who play the Beast and Gaston respectively - said: "Oh my god I can't even tell you how nerve wracking it was, there were a few moments when I had a real crisis of confidence".

In 1991, Beauty and the Beast hit theatres and has become a much-loved Disney animation ever since.

LeFou, played by Josh Gad, will have a "nice exclusively gay moment", director Bill Condon had reportedly said in a United Kingdom interview. Gaston loves to meet his adoring fans and patrons.

Russian Federation has taken to banning those under 16 from watching the movie.

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