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26th Nov 2016

Angela Lansbury doesn’t seem too impressed with the Beauty and the Beast remake


Dame Angela Lansbury is a legend for lots of reasons: to a generation (or more) of TV viewers, she will always be wily super-sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the long-running Murder She Wrote.

But some younger folks out there might know her best as the voice of Mrs Potts in Disney’s 1991 musical classic, Beauty And The Beast.

In the movie, Lansbury sings the famous title track that accompanies the scene of Belle and the Beast falling in love.

Earlier this year, at the Lincoln Centre in New York, Lansbury surprised us all when she came out on stage to sing a live version of the title track – accompanied on the piano by the song’s co-writer Alan Menken.

However, as happy as the 91-year-old seemed to be to sing the iconic song 25 years later from the original movie, it appears the actress had some reservations when she first heard of the live action remake.

Talking to Entertainment WeeklyAngela originally seemed confused as to why they were redoing the much-loved original Disney version.

“I was a bit taken aback, naturally. I thought, “Why? Why are we doing this over again?”

“But I guess, I don’t know why they’re doing it. But they are, and it will be interesting to see what they do with it.”

People took to Twitter to echo Angela’s thoughts, wishing that the original film was left alone and the continuing trend of remaking films would just stop.