The actor, 36, plays LeFou in the live-action adaptation of the Disney classic — and he jokes that the lovable sidekick and Gaston should get their own movie.
“I’d love to see a sequel to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast starring LeFou and Gaston,” the actor quips to PEOPLE. “Gaston with a broken arm, and will probably be pushed on a wheelchair. The two of them travel Europe looking for other potential suitors for Gaston. Could be Weekend at Bernie’s-style — me and Stanley Tucci‘s character just holding him up.”
For his part, Luke Evans is on board, adding that it could also be a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off spin-off where Gaston is nursing a “broken heart, a broken ego” after Belle rejects him in favor of Beast.
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LeFou’s trip to the big screen has been surrounded by controversy ever since director Bill Condon said that the character had a “gay moment” in the adaptation. Gad previously told PEOPLE that the moment in the movie teaches an important lesson central to the theme of the film: “Never judging a book by its cover.”
“What I would say is that this film is one of inclusiveness,” he says. “It’s one that has something to offer everyone.”
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