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People Logo People | Slide 1 of 12: <p>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. </p>

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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