"He's handsome, all right, and rude and conceited! Oh, Papa, he's not for me," Belle pleads with her father in Beauty And The Beast while describing the story's antagonist, the egotistical hunter Gaston. And while her suitor does believe himself to be the best, two actors who have taken on the role decided to find out who made for the better Gaston by putting it to a test.
Hugh Jackman, who played the character in the stage production of Beauty And The Beast and Luke Evans, who takes on the role in Disney's upcoming live-action remake, took part in a sing-off while on The Jonathan Ross Show.
Ross challenged the two men to sing Gaston's song from the musical, and to get into character they performed while holding beer steins. The Wolverine actor seemed to be the only one to take advantage of the beer at hand and took a couple of sips during his performance.
Taron Egerton, who acts alongside Jackman in the recently released film Eddie The Eagle, showed off his own vocal chords, by singing the prologue as Gaston's lackey LeFou. The verdict? They both seem to be pretty good!
Emma Watson and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens play the lead as Belle and the Beast in the remake alongside Evans. Kevin Kline and Josh Gad will play Maurice and Le Fou while Sir Ian McKellen has signed on to play Cogsworth, Emma Thompson is Mrs Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is Plumette the feather duster, and Audra McDonald is Garderobe, the wardrobe. Ewan McGregor is slotted to take on the role of Lumiere in the production. The movie is set to release around March 2017.