Luke Evans on Playing Gaston in Beauty and the Beast

MOVIES. I ASSUME YOU AUDITIONED FOR A MOVIE LIKE THIS? >> I DID. I HAD TO GO SING FOR BILL CONDON, THE DIRECTOR OF THE MOVIE. HE WANTED TO SEE EVERYBODY. I SAW A LOT OF PEOPLE GOING IN AND OUT BEFORE ME. >> Jimmy: SO BEFORE YOU DO THAT, DO YOU WATCH THE ANIMATED VERSION? >> DID I. I WATCHED IT WITH MY GOD CHILDREN. I SORT OF FORGOT THE TRACK OF GASTON. IT IS A BRILLIANT ROLE. HE IS A BIT OF A MONSTER BUT YOU LAUGH AT HIM. >> Jimmy: HE IS A FUNNY MONSTER. >> YOU GO AND AUDITION. YOU'RE FEELING VERY SELF-CONSCIOUS. YOU TRY TO COVER IT UP. THIS ONE, I KNEW I COULD DO IT. I CAN SING THIS TRACK. I'LL BLOW HIM AWAY. HE SAT LITERALLY AS CLOSE AS YOU. >> Jimmy: DO YOU STAND WHEN YOU SING? >> OF COURSE. >> Jimmy: SO HE IS THIS CLOSE TO YOU. >> AND I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF HIM SIPPING GO OUT GASTON. MY NUMBER OF WILL >> Jimmy: WHY WOULD HE DO THAT? >> HE WAS TRYING TO INTIMIDATE ME. HE'S NOT THAT KIND OF PERSON BUT I INTIMIDATED HIM. >> Jimmy: YOU'RE UP HERE AND HE'S DOWN THERE. UNBELIEVABLE. SO YOU MAKE THIS MOVIE. AND JOSH IS IN THE MOVIE. HE IS VERY FUNNY. YOU HAVE ALL THE MAGICAL LITTLE THINGS IN THE FILM. >> IT'S CRAZY. MOST OF THE MAGIC YOU SEE IN THE FINISHED PROJECT, YOU NEVER SEE IT WHEN YOU'RE SHOOTING IT. >> Jimmy: WE ALL KNOW HOW IT WORKS. THIS IS NOT A GROUP OF DUMMIES RIGHT HERE. WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. WE'RE OUT BUYING OUR GIRLFRIEND TOPS, YOU NAME IT. SORRY. >> Jimmy: IS IT TRUE THAT YOU HAVE A GROUP OF FANS, AND I THINK THIS IS, WHEN YOU REALLY HAVE SOMETHING WHEN YOUR FANS GIVE THEMSELVES A NAME. >> THEY DO, YEAH. THEY CALL THEMSELVES THE LUKE-A-TEERS. I WAS A MUSKETEER. >> Jimmy: AND THE OTHER TWO, NONE OF THEM CALL THEMSELVES ANYTHING-ADTEERS. >> Jimmy: THEY'RE INTERNATIONAL. >> Jimmy: DO THEY FOLLOW YOU AROUND? >> YEAH. THEY'RE IN AIRPORTS. THEY'RE VERY NICE. >> Jimmy: IS THERE A HEADQUARTERS? >> I THINK IT IS CALLED TWITTER. >> Jimmy: YOU DON'T HAVE CONVENTIONS? LIKE MEETING GROUPS? >> MAYBE ONE DAY. WHEN I HAVE NO CAREER LEFT. >> Jimmy: YOU CAN STAND THERE AND SING TO THEM WHEN THEY'RE REALLY CLOSE TO YOU. FANTASTIC. WELL, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE MOVIE.

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