We’ve been verrrrrrrryyy excited about the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast (have you seen the first full trailer?) remake ever since we heard about the news of its inception back in 2014! There’s one person, in particular, who was a bit more… puzzled by the news, however: the film’s original Mrs. Potts, Angela Lansbury.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress shared that she didn’t exactly jump for joy when she first heard about the remake.
“I was a bit taken aback, naturally,” she said. “I thought, ‘Why? Why are we doing this over again?’” she admitted. “I can’t understand what they’re going to do with it that will be better than what we’ve already done.” (Welp, there’s the addition of Emma Watson’s feminist touch, for starters!)
But while Angela says still not entirely clear on the motive behind it all, it sounds like she is, at the very least, curious about it. “It’s going to be interesting to see what they do with it,” she told the outlet. “It may turn out to be very entertaining and wonderful,” she added, but not before clarifying that it would NOT be an exact remake of the original, which she considers to be one of, if not, Disney’s finest films. “It won’t be like the cartoon that we did,” she said. “I don’t blame them for doing it, but I’m sorry, they’re not really on our territory. We did it as cartoon characters, and that is quite different from live actors.”
Don’t worry, Mrs. Potts — no one can ever replace you in our hearts (not even Emma Thompson, who is set to take on the role)!
Read Angela’s full interview here.
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(h/t Inquisitr, photos via Jim Spellman + Matthew Eisman/Getty + Beauty and the Beast/Walt Disney Pictures)