Now that it’s confirmed Emma Watson will be playing Belle in the live-action ‘Beauty & The Beast’ film, HollywoodLife.com can’t help but wonder — who would make the perfect Beast?
Bonjour! A live-action version of Disney’s 1991 animated hit, Beauty and the Beast, is on the way — and the cast is slowly but surely being revealed. Emma Watson, 24, has been cast as Belle, which means it’s time to ponder about a potential Beast! Could it be Game of Thrones stat Kit Harington? What about Robert Pattinson, or Jake Gyllenhaal? Hmm!
‘Beauty & The Beast’ Casting: Kit Harington As Beast?
The potential is endless. Seriously, Hollywood is filled with hunky brooding actors that could fill the shoes of Beast — who, although a bit scary on the outside, ends up being a giant softy in Disney’s Beauty & The Beast.
Now, I have to admit that my first choice when I heard Beauty & The Beast was being made into a live-action film was the super handsome Kit Harington. There’s something about his gorgeous, long hair, his love for facial hair, and those deep, emotional eyes that give me the Beast feels.
However, I also think there are other actors who would make a fantastic beast. For instance, Robert Pattinson. Playing a Disney prince may not fit in with all of the indie-dramas he’s been doing, but his former Twilight director, Bill Condon, is directing the film. That makes Rob a shoe-in!
Another top contender is Jake Gyllenhaal, who missed his chance to be a Disney prince when he was forced to drop out of Into the Woods as Rapunzel’s Prince. This would be the perfect replacement role, wouldn’t it? Plus, he’s definitely got the handsome and broody thing down.
My two other favorites for the Beast are Taylor Kitsch and Ben Barnes. To be fair, I don’t really have a good reason for these two aside from the fact they are both great actors who are also good looking. Hey, at least I’m honest.
There are a ton of other actors who would make a fantastic Beast, so be sure to check out the gallery above for all of the potential cursed hotties!
HollywoodLife.com’s Editorial Team Picks Beast
While pondering about the casting for Beauty & The Beast, I asked some of my fellow editors at HollywoodLife.com to chime in with their suggestions.
See what they had to say, and then be sure to leave your choices in the comments!
Gerard Butler or Tom Hardy
— Emily Longeretta, Senior Entertainment Editor
Chris or Liam Hemsworth
— Brittany King, Junior Editor
Garrett Hedlund, Alex Pettyfer, or Ansel Elgort
— Katrina Mitzeliotis, Fashion Director
— Avery Thompson, Weekend Editor
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Who do YOU think would make the perfect Beast? If you don’t see your choice above, be sure to leave it in the comments below!
— Lauren Cox