Get ready to see more of Luke Evans than ever before when the British heartthrob strips down to his skivvies for a steamy photo spread in Interview Magazine.
In the accompanying interview, Evans reveals that he originally dreamed of becoming a singer. “I think my dream would have been to be a solo artist,” says Evans, soon to be seen in Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast”. “But it didn’t work out like that, and I also love to sing lots of musical stuff; I was really good at that, I’ve got a big voice. I dropped into musical theatre and really enjoyed it and I sang for about nine years of my career. I left college two months before I graduated to play the juvenile lead in a new musical in the West End.”
He also reveals he was up against some stiff competition when it came to landing the role of boorish Gaston in the upcoming remake.
“I had to audition. They wanted to hear everybody,” he explains. “I can tell you huge names that were in the room before me and after me. I was like, ‘F***.’ Everybody was being seen for these roles, and for Gaston especially… Sometimes when you audition it’s quite a nerve-wracking thing, you’re quite exposed and maybe have only had the script for a few days before.”
Landing the role, he says, “is a validation that you are the right person for the job because they’ve chosen and they’ve seen you do something connected to that role. I loved every second of [the film]. It was thrilling. You just felt like you were on a big MGM set of a musical. It’s huge and it’s breathtaking, some of the stuff that we shot. I can’t wait to see the final cut.”
You can read more with Luke Evans in the latest issue of Interview Magazine.