Audiences are raving about the live-action Beauty and the Beast, which premiered this weekend. But some viewers in New York and Orlando got to see the latest Disney remake with an extra special guest—Josh Gad, who plays LeFou, the sidekick (and doting admirer) of villain Gaston.
Gad surprised audiences at screenings and posted their reactions on his Instagram.
The movie has won with audiences, but generated some controversy when it was revealed that Gad’s character would have an “exclusively gay moment” in the movie. This prompted boycotts and censorship of the film from small-town Alabama to Russia and Malaysia.
From what Gad recorded, though, audiences are just happy to be caught in the magic of this “tale as old as time” told once more.