14 Pictures of Luke Evans' Smoulder That Prove He Was Born to Play Gaston
There are some actor-character pairings that are such a perfect match that you want to shower all the love you can upon the casting director. When word first broke that Luke Evans was playing Gaston in Disney's upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast, I'm sure I wasn't the only one who suitably, lost it. The Welsh actor has a history of bringing traditionally masculine, bad-boy and sometimes, villainous characters to life — Owen Shaw in the Fast and the Furious films, Scott in The Girl on the Train and The Hobbit's Bard, to name a few, so Gaston is right up his alley.
The egotistic, arrogant and handsome hunter is known for his unrequited love for Belle and quirky sidekick LeFou (Josh Gad). And thanks to Luke Evans, he might just be the character you hate to love. As we gear up for the film's release on March 23, let these pictures and teaser clip tide you over in the meantime.