The INSIDER Summary:
- Dan Stevens played the Beast in Disney's new "Beauty and the Beast" movie.
- He had to wear a silly 40-pound padded suit for the CGI to work properly.
- Footage of him wearing the suit is now online.
- The internet is making fun of it, but we're also impressed by Emma Watson's acting.
This year's "Beauty and the Beast" remake was a hit at the box office and will soon be on DVD and Blu-Ray. Starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, it was another take on Disney's classic romantic animated film from 1991.
To play the Beast, Stevens was decked out in an enormous, 40-pound padded grey onesie that tracked his movements. He also wore stilts. That way, the post-production team was able to superimpose the Beast's hairy features on his body and get the scale of his character right.
"With the size and mass and shape of the Beast, so yeah, it was a whole combination of things — vocal exploration, dance, singing, movement, the whole package of challenges, really,"Stevens told People.
Now, photos and videos of Stevens in the suit have made their way online. Before seeing them, it was hard to imagine how silly making the movie must have been. It's impressive that Stevens managed to dance and sing in that suit, but it's also impressive that Watson was able to keep such a straight face — and pretend to be falling in love.
Naturally, the internet made fun of it.
how did emma watson manage to keep a serious face the entire time pic.twitter.com/jL4jbJ1rMu— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) May 24, 2017
You vs. the guy Emma Watson told you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/eMvRy7NMf2— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) May 24, 2017
they need to release a 30 minute documentary about dan stevens in beauty and the beast and his fat suit pic.twitter.com/jDfOlKqgfN— ㅤm (@allensalbert) May 24, 2017
You can relive the experience of imagining Dan Stevens in that suit when "Beauty and the Beast" comes on on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 6.