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Josh Gad Opens Up About LeFou's Sexuality in Disney+ Prequel Series

Gaston and LeFou

It looks like we might be getting more gay LeFou content.

Josh Gad, who played the role in 2017’s live-action remake of Beauty and Beast, where LeFou was portrayed as being gay, now tells Variety that there could be more exploration of his sexuality in the upcoming Disney+ prequel series about Gaston.

“You’re going to have to tune in when this show airs to see what we’re working up, but in the process of working on it, we’re asking ourselves every relevant question about these characters and endeavoring to do right by them and by this world,” Gad said on the latest episode of the Just for Variety podcast.

But that’s not all he said. “I think we have origin stories here that are unbelievably exciting because they’re unexpected,” Gad continued. “And I think ‘expect the unexpected’ is all I can really say. And not just with regard to LeFou and Gaston, but to a lot of the new characters that we’re introducing.”

Now, that could really mean anything.

Before the film came out, director Bill Condon said that it would feature an “exclusively gay moment.” He described LeFou as “somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston.”

The gay moment was a couple of seconds of LeFou dancing with a man at the ball at the end of the film.

That’s a part of the film Gad fought for. “It was my pitch, that’s how I really wanted the movie to end,” Gad said about the dance scene. “I was so amazed they let us do it.”

Gad will be returning to the role of LeFou in the tentatively-titled Beauty and the Beast, an eight-episode limited musical series about the friendship between LeFou and Gaston. Luke Evans, who played Gaston, is also returning for the show.

Deadline reported that the series will follow the pair “as they set off with LeFou’s stepsister, Tilly (played by Briana Middleton), after a surprising revelation from her past comes to light, sending the unlikely trio off on an unexpected journey filled with romance, comedy, and adventure.”

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