Who Should Play Demonic Talking Objects Inbeauty
We have our Beauty in Emma Watson , our Beast in Dan Stevens , and our musclebound antagonist Gaston in Luke Evans .
But there's still something missing from the live-action remake of ' Beauty and the Beast ': The horde of enchanted objects who live in the Beast's stately castle and give him much-needed advice on how to be less of a jerk, more of a gentleman.
If you've seen the original animated version of the movie, you know that this supporting cast of characters is vitally important. There's Lumiere, the romantic (and occasionally lecherous) candlestick; Wadsworth, the tightly-wound clock; Mrs. Potts, the matronly teapot; Chip, her slightly damaged china progeny; and a feather duster who occasionally shows up to tantalize her candlestick paramour (revealed to be named 'Fifi' in a direct-to-DVD sequel.)
No announcements have been made yet as to who will play the Beast's castle cohorts, but we've rounded up a list of likely suspects.
- Sacha Baron Cohen as Lumiere
Now that we know he can do musicals (he was fabulous as the sleazy innkeeper in 'Les Miserables'), Sacha Baron Cohen is the obvious must-have for the role of the flirtatious candlestick.
- Martin Freeman as Cogsworth
It would be just like playing Bilbo Baggins, just without the huge prosthetic feet.
- Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts
Rumor has it that Thompson is already in line for this role, but that doesn't make it any less perfect -- especially if you imagine Mrs. Potts filling her carafe with something a little stronger than tea.
- Eddie Redmayne as Chip
Redmayne was reportedly offered the role of the Beast but turned it down, probably because he was holding out for the chance to play a talking teacup. He also probably said 'No' just like this.
- Alexandra Breckenridge as Fifi