We鈥檝e 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鈥檚 one person, in particular, who was a bit more鈥 puzzled by the news, however: the film鈥檚 original Mrs. Potts, Angela Lansbury.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actress Angela Lansbury attends the 2016 WNET Gala Salute to New York at The Plaza Hotel on June 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress shared that she didn鈥檛 exactly jump for joy when she first heard about the remake.

鈥淚 was a bit taken aback, naturally,鈥 she said. 鈥淚 thought, 鈥榃hy? Why are we doing this over again?鈥欌 she admitted. 鈥淚 can鈥檛 understand what they鈥檙e going to do with it that will be better than what we鈥檝e already done.鈥 (Welp, there鈥檚 the addition of Emma Watson鈥檚 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. 鈥淚t鈥檚 going to be interesting to see what they do with it,鈥 she told the outlet. 鈥淚t may turn out to be very entertaining and wonderful,鈥 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鈥檚 finest films. 鈥淚t won鈥檛 be like the cartoon that we did,鈥 she said. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 blame them for doing it, but I鈥檓 sorry, they鈥檙e not really on our territory. We did it as cartoon characters, and that is quite different from live actors.鈥

Don鈥檛 worry, Mrs. Potts 鈥 no one can ever replace you in our hearts (not even Emma Thompson, who is set to take on the role)!

Read Angela鈥檚 full interview here.

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(h/t Inquisitr, photos via Jim Spellman + Matthew Eisman/Getty + Beauty and the Beast/Walt Disney Pictures)