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12 Celebs Who Lost Out on Major TV & Film Roles

People Logo People | Slide 1 of 12: The British actor was all about prepping his pipes for the 2017 live action remake of the Disney classic. "I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston," Elba told PEOPLE in September 2017. "I called and said, 'Listen, I want in!' They were like, '…Okay.' So somewhere they have a tape of me singing." Even though he snatched the coveted role, the good-spirited star said he has no hard feelings toward Luke Evans, who nabbed the part of Gaston.

IDRIS ELBA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The British actor was all about prepping his pipes for the 2017 live action remake of the Disney classic. "I honestly love musicals. I auditioned for Beauty and the Beast. I really did, for Gaston," Elba told PEOPLE in September 2017. "I called and said, 'Listen, I want in!' They were like, '…Okay.' So somewhere they have a tape of me singing." Even though he snatched the coveted role, the good-spirited star said he has no hard feelings toward Luke Evans, who nabbed the part of Gaston.

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