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Beauty and the Beast star Dan Stevens was asked about the challenges of bringing the physicality of the Beast to life. Click here to see his reply

Beauty and the Beast – The Prince

Once upon a time there was a dashing young Prince (Dan Stevens) who lived in a magnificent castle. He hosted extravagant parties attended by beautiful debutantes from around the world. He was pampered by a staff of servants who tended to his every whim. However the Prince had become insolent and self-absorbed.

When an old beggar woman appears at the castle. She is seeking shelter from the storm and offers him a single rose in return. He callously turns her away. He was unaware that she is, in fact, a beautiful enchantress (Hattie Morahan).

To punish him for his cruelty, she places a curse on the castle, transforming him into a Beast and all its inhabitants into household objects.

To reverse the spell, he must learn to love another and be worthy of their love in return. All this before the last petal of an enchanted rose falls… Otherwise, he will remain a beast and his staff their inanimate forms, imprisoned in the castle for all eternity.

Beauty and the Beast - Dan Stevens
Beauty and the Beast – Dan Stevens as The Beaat ©2017 Disney