Ewan McGregor defends gay character in 'Beauty and the Beast'

On Tuesday, Disney Studios postponed the film's release in Malaysia after that country's conservative government approved the movie for theater audiences, but insisted on editing out a scene containing homosexual overtones. I applaud Disney for the way they have created the character and think the film is entirely suitable for family viewing. "I feel like the kind of thing has been, I wish it were - I love the way it plays pure when people don't know and it comes as a nice surprise".

The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling U.S. talk-show host Stephen Colbert: "It's 2017, for f*** sake". "And I just think with her old-soul quality about her as an actress, and she's incredibly intelligent and handsome, it doesn't hurt, and she's going to be fantastic".

In the upcoming release of "Beauty and the Beast, British actor Ewan McGregor is playing Lumière - the friendly candlestick who invites Belle to be a "guest" in the enchanted castle".

It was recently revealed that "Beauty and the Beast" is the first Disney film to feature a gay character.

"He's a gay character", McGregor said with a shrug in an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night. "Let the people decide for themselves, let them think", he added.

Josh Gad and Luke Evans in Beauty and the Beast.

She said it was a big commitment, one that would need her devotion and left her having to choose between the two films. "Is he in love with Gaston?".

So much so that a Singaporean bishop, Rennis Ponniah of St. Andrew's Cathedral, published a statement this week alerting the congregation about the film's openly "gay" subplot. Watson also insisted that the character wear boots, and not the flat shoes that Belle wore in the animated film.

The conservative owners of a cinema in Alabama have also opted not to screen Beauty and the Beast.

  • Ernesto Newman