Wowww. We would have been so here for this.
Of course, as we all know now, Luke Evans landed the role instead.
The English actor recalled:
“I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston. I called and said, ‘Listen, I want in!’ So somewhere they have a tape of me singing.”
Unfortunately that footage hasn’t surfaced — but he joked there aren’t any hard feelings toward Evans:
“No, only a little bit. No! I love you Luke, you know that.”
Let’s get Idris in a musical stat, people!