Cheer up, Beast.
Hi guys, I remember that a few months ago. I wrote about Gerard Butler playing the beast, so here are my other choices, including Butler himself and my reasons why. So, here we go!
1. Joaquin Phoenix
I saw video clips of him in the 2000 film, Quills. Which I think it set around the same time as Beauty and the Beast, I personally think that he's the perfect candidate for the character.
2. Patrick Wilson
This musical theatre veteran had play in popular musicals, in the likes of Carousel, Oklahoma and as Raoul in the 2004 Phantom of the Opera. He serenades us with his singing and is also a perfect candidate as the Beast/ Prince Adam!
3. Gerard Butler
Yes, Patrick Wilson's costar in Phantom, he is capable of playing a sympathetic character and this would be his first Disney movie if he was cast as the Beast!
4. Hugh Jackman
Another musical theatre veteran, I was very amazed over his portrayal as Valjean. Ironically, he played Gaston in the Australian production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Melbourne many years ago, so it's interesting that he transited from Gaston to the lonesome beast!
These are basically my 4 choices on the beast if Dan Stevens had not been cast, enjoy and if your favourites are not included. Please feel free to comment!