Ewan McGregor has had enough of the controversy in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake.
During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday, the actor voiced his thoughts on the reaction around the film’s “exclusive gay moment.” He did not mince his words, either.
McGregor joked at first, suggesting there is a lot of gay sex in both films: “There’s lots of gay sex in it…there’s a lot of gay sex in this cartoon,” he said.
It was revealed earlier this month that the film would feature Disney’s first-ever openly gay character. LeFou, played by Josh Gad, has feelings for Gaston, played by Luke Evans. The news was met with a mostly positive response, but there were some who were up in arms about it.
The actor then discussed the theatre in Alabama that has cancelled its screenings of the film in regards to the gay scene and McGregor wasn’t having it. “I think if you live anywhere near Alabama, you should not go and see this film. What would Jesus think?” he said.
Colbert then asked him about LeFou’s love for Gaston. “There are rumours that LeFou has gay feelings for Gaston,” he said. As the audience cheered, McGregor quickly replied: “It’s just like … he’s a gay character. It’s 2017 for f**k sake.”
And that’s that. Watch the interview above.