You can never unsee what the pre-CGI “Beauty and the Beast” looks like


We all know what the monstrous beast looks like in the classic Disney tale Beauty and the Beast: with horns, sharp teeth, claws on both hands and feet, and huge body with LOTS of hair. And in the recent live-action adaptation of the film, it wasn’t easy for actor Dan Stevens to transform into his character.

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via Giphy

Unlike others actors that had intricate makeup and costumes, Stevens only wore this gray padded suit with a cap and bouncy shoes.

And yes, this was how he looked like in the entire filming of the movie and while acting alongside Emma Watson who plays Belle!

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via Disney / YouTube

Basically, he looks like a low-budget robot cosplay before CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) was applied in post-production to make him look like Beast.

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via Disney / Junkee

And Emma Watson was one hell of an actor for remaining serious throughout the whole filming. You gotta admit it’s a bit hard not laugh when you have a co-actor with an odd-looking costume acting alongside you.

Other actors like Benedict Cumberbatch who voiced the dragon Smaug on “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” also had to wear this gray CGI suit while acting and crawling like how a dragon would slither.

 

Thanks to technology, we can never unsee that Dan Steven was this:

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via Disney

Before he became this:

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via Disney