Celebrated Hollywood actor Dan Stevens says that he has watched
various movies like Citizen Kane and Wreck It Ralph, to gain
inspiration for his upcoming film, Beauty and the Beast.
"One of the biggest differences is that in the animated film you
don't see the beast before he was transformed. You see a stained
glass window version of him but there's no real sense of what he
was really like," Dan Stevens stated.
The actor said acting in the part of beast was not easy, and he
along with the director Bill Condon had to take ideas and
inspirations from movies like Citizen Kane and Wreck It Ralph, to
actually portray the character on screen.
"In this film, we see him at the debutantes' ball, and something
that Bill (director Bill Condon) and I were keen to bring out was
this sense of a petulant, spoiled child and the sense of
entitlement which led to his downfall." The actor added
"There's this psychological rationale about what makes a beast a
beast, so I watched everything from 'Wreck It Ralph' to 'Citizen
Kane' to help get me inspired," Dan Stevens explained on how he
managed to perform the role of the beast.
The musical-fantasy Disney movie which also features Emma
Watson, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson is all
set to release on March 17 in India.