Josh Gad the celebrated American comedian, actor and singer
states that it is an incredible feeling being able to portray a gay
character openly in a Disney Film. The actor plays the character of
LeFou in the upcoming film, Beauty and the Beast.
The actor also said that, he has love the certain alteration
made in the Disney's live-action film
Beauty and the Beast from its original one.
Regarding the gay portrayal in the film, Josh said: "Director
Bill Condon did an amazing job of giving us an opportunity to
create a version of Le Fou that isn't like the original, that
expands on what the original did."
"But that makes him more human and makes him a wonderfully
complex character to some extent. It's an incredible moment and
it's subtle, but I think it's effective." Josh Gad added
Director Bill Condon also said that, "LeFou is somebody who on
one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston.
He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just
realising that he has these feelings."
"And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.
And that's what has its payoff at the end, which I don't want to
give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney
movie." Added the director.