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    Here's Why We Love Gugu Mbatha-Raw In Disney's Live-Action Remake Of "Beauty And The Beast"

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw = PERFECTION.

    If you love Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Judge Ravonna Renslayer in Loki, you may have also seen her incredible performances in other movies and shows, such as Belle, Beyond the Lights, and Black Mirror.

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    And let's not forget that the British actor also made an appearance in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, which stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

    Emma Watson as Belle dances with Dan Stevens as Beast in "Beauty and the Beast"
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    Gugu voices Plumette (known as Fifi in the 1991 animated film), one of the maids in Beast's castle who turns into a feather duster — and in the 2017 remake, Plumette gets a CGI upgrade.

    The 1991 animated feather duster Fifi next to the 2017 CGI Plumette, who looks like a bird-themed feather duster
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    In a past interview with Coveteur, Gugu opened up about just how magical it was to play the role: "It was really refreshing to do something a little lighter and more whimsical after playing a few dramatic roles, and very liberating to play an object — I don’t get offered roles like this very often," she said. "You have to go back to that childhood, imaginative part of yourself where you’re like, ‘OK! I’m a feather duster! Here we go! What would that sound like? What would this be like?’ I think it just takes you back to that childlike ‘let’s pretend’ kind of feeling."

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    She also gushed about what it was like to walk onto the set: "It was just dreamy. Walking onto that set was an incredibly surreal moment. All the craftsmanship that went into this movie was just breathtaking. ... I will never forget that day."

    Now let me tell you. Gugu SHOWS 👏 UP 👏 as Plumette!!!

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw as human Plumette on the poster of "Beauty and the Beast"
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    First of all, I love Gugu's French accent in the movie.

    Plumette greets Belle in French, saying, "Enchantée mademoiselle"
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    Then there's allllll the romance with her boyfriend, the one-and-only Lumière.

    Plumette tells Lumière, "This plan of yours is dangerous," and he responds, "I would risk anything to kiss you again, Plumette," and then asks, "How can I be strong when you make me so weak"
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    Plumette's dance moves are also 10,000% ~majestic~.

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    And we have to take a moment to appreciate Gugu as human Plumette.

    Plumette and Lumière in their human form
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    The hair, the feathers, the dress. PERFECTION.

    Plumette wears an elegant gown with a fluffy skirt that looks like feathers and a curly wig
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    Needless to say, fans are also obsessed with Gugu in this role.

    Forever thinking about Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Beauty and The Beast

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    Some may even argue that, well, maybe SHE should've been Belle... 👀

    When you stay for the end credits of the Beauty And The Beast remake and you see Gugu Mbatha-Raw was in the cast but not as Beauty.

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    Either way, we're very much here for Gugu!

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    What do you think of Plumette in Beauty and the Beast? What's your favorite Gugu role of all time??? Let us know in the comments below!

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