Emma Thompson Will Play Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast
Kevin Kline has also been announced to play Belle's father, Maurice
Emma Thompson will portray Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Disney announced in a statement released to PEOPLE.
Is there anyone better suited to the role of a doting, wisdom-dispensing mother who has no qualms about using hot tea as a weapon in a crisis?
Also joining Thompson in the tale as old as time is Kevin Kline, who will play Belle’s father, Maurice.