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Luke Evans was initially not convinced about playing Gaston

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Luke Evans says it took him some time to agree to play Gaston in the recently released "Beauty and the Beast".

The 37-year-old actor says he had lost touch with how amazing the journey of the antagonist in the Bill Condon film was, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"It took a couple of tries by my agents to get me in for 'Beauty and the Beast' because I hadn't really watched the animated movie for a very long time and I had forgotten how great the journey of Gaston is," says Evans.

The actor adds when he watched the cartoon with his godchildren he realised "how brilliant the role was and that I totally should do it".

"You see all the colours of the character, from the lovable rogue to the buffoon to the jealous, revengeful sort of monster that he becomes by the end of the movie," says Evans.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 15:32 IST