Luke Evans
Luke Evans is going to star as Gaston in Disney’s live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” In this photo, the actor attends a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new Bulgari store in Moscow, Russia on May 24, 2016. Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

Luke Evans cannot wait for fans to see the new adaptation of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” especially because his character Gaston has a few surprises up his sleeve.

Everybody knows Gaston is a self-absorbed character who thinks he’s the best thing since sliced bread. As obnoxious as he was in the animated film, Evans said there’s a few more lines in the new film that will make him even more despicable, if that’s possible.

“We have lines that were not in the original,” Evans told Entertainment Weekly. “The guys did at Disney reviewed all the transcripts and recordings, they’ve been able to go back through those hours and hours of recorded footage, and listen to lyrics that were written and never used, which are actually gems. For the audience who know the song immensely well — which I think is most people — you will hear a few new lines, which are really really special.”

Even the Beast (Dan Stevens) is given more of a backstory in this upcoming film. Fans will get to see the prince before he got cursed and discover why he became such a mean-spirited person. “I suppose we see a little bit of his backstory. We learn a little bit more about this vain, spoiled, rich kid, son of a billionaire who treats women like objects and lives in a luxury tower,” Stevens said, according to the Evening Standard.

As for Belle (Emma Watson), she is known in the animated film as a voracious reader with a soft spot for her father. But Watson earlier said that they needed to beef up her character more.

“I was like, ‘Well, there was never very much information or detail at the beginning of the story as to why Belle didn’t fit in, other than she liked books,” she explained. “Also what is she doing with her time? So, we created a backstory for her, which was that she had invented a kind of washing machine, so that, instead of doing laundry, she could sit and use that time to read instead. So, yeah, we made Belle an inventor.”

“Beauty and the Beast” will hit cinemas on March 17, 2017.