10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beauty and the Beast
The live action adaptation of the classic Beauty and the Beast is almost here! But before you get to the cinemas and watch Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in it, you have to know these things first in order to appreciate the movie even more.
- Ryan Gosling was offered the role of Beast, but he turned it down to star in La La Land. Meanwhile, Emma was offered the role of Emma Stone in the movie but she turned it down to star in this Disney movie.
- Disney was originally planning a more radical approach on Beauty and the Beast, kind of like Snow White and the Huntsman, or that they were only planning to use half of the songs. But director Bill Condon (he also directed Chicago and Dreamgirls!) wanted to do a full-on musical and he backed out for a minute and when he came back, the execs agreed to do it his way.
- The first teaser trailer for the movie was done to match the trailer for the 1991 Beauty and the Beast trailer.
- ICYMI, Stephen Chbosky, author and screenplay writer of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, worked on the screenplay with Evan Spiliotopoulos who worked on The Huntsman: Winter's War.
- Sir Ian McKellen turned down the offer of giving voice to Cogsworth in the 1991 movie, but he'll be playing Cogsworth in the live-action movie.
- Instead of Belle's father Maurice being the inventor in this movie, the roles are reversed in the film. Emma even spilled that Belle developed a very early version of the washing machine in this film.
- Emma refused to wear a corset in the movie because she felt it was unnecessary. She was pretty hands-on in reshaping how people see Belle and for her, wearing a corset would be limiting for the Disney character.
- Lily Collins was also considered for the role of Belle in the movie before it was offered to Emma. Other actresses who were considered for the role were Emma Roberts, Amanda Seyfried, and Kristen Stewart.
- Robert Pattinson was also briefly considered for the role of Beast, aside from Ryan.
- Dan and Emma are the only actors in the cast who have no stage and musical experience. But Em revealed that she prepared for the role of Belle by taking singing classes.
Beauty and the Beast will hit cinemas nationwide on March 16, 2017. Don't forget to grab a copy of the Beauty and the Beast Magazine for more trivia about the film.
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Outdoors Danielle Flestado @artdkf | May 1, 2020 "I miss the outside world. The last time I went outside of our house was on my birthday. We just bought coffee across our village and went back home immediately. This painting made me feel that I'm in a field, just appreciating the beauty of God's creation. Can you imagine the green grass and pink flowers?"
When everything around you suddenly turns dark, the first thing we'd prolly do, as humans, is to find and grab anything that is closest and nearest to us. We'll hold onto them for as long as we can, trying to collect ourselves and gather courage to adjust our eyesights to the pitch black environment that's consuming us minute by minute. And then you'd hear nothing. Your sense of hearing would somehow go off after not seeing anything for quite awhile. You'll let loose. Cry. Panic. You'll be exhausted for fighting your way out. Then just when you're about to stop and give up, you're no longer afraid. There's only this deafening silence and pithole of darkness that's gonna eat you up alive. And surprisingly, you'll make a home out of it.
You'll make a home out of the darkness that when a ray of light suddenly hits you, you'll try to avoid it. You'll try to cover your eyes. You'll try to cover your ears from the voices trying to help you get out of it. You'll try to hide because your mind and body will go against your will to come out and live. Because the darkness that used to scare you, now comforts you in a way you thought has helped you survived life. And you'll try to live. Day by day. In the darkness. Not knowing where to go. Not knowing where to start. Not knowing who is with you. You will try to live until the darkness that once surrounds you is now within you. And everyday, it's gonna be a cycle of subtle torture. But let me tell you a secret. The darkness won't make you whole.
You'll be broken. And in those hair-like cracks, the light will stubbornly fight its way through until it warms you up. Until you realize to check the switch and turn it on. Until you allow other people to help you find your way back in the light. Until you realize you're ready to live in light again. There's a light at the end of this long and dreading tunnel. The only question that matters: will you let them in?
I always thought of life, like a bead where each piece makes it worth sewing together with other piece of beads to make a stronger bond and to create a beautiful result. Today, how do we bond well with different people especially this difficult time? As this day challenges us to a new normal, may we continue to bead along positively with our life.