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Beyoncé Was Offered A Role In The "Beauty And The Beast" Remake But Turned It Down

"It wasn't a big enough part."

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Okay, y'all. Remember earlier this year when Disney released a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson?

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Well, guess who was almost cast in that movie???

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Yup. It turns out Beyoncé was actually offered a role in the film...

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...As the feather duster, Plumette.

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The film's director, Bill Condon, dropped that little bombshell in an interview with Yahoo earlier this week.

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"...It wasn’t a big enough part," he said, explaining why she turned it down. "She would have been a good feather duster.”

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Okay, so all of this is very interesting! But I have some questions.

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If there's even a chance Beyoncé will do your movie, would you really ask her to play, like, a Swiffer???

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Why not just give Beyoncé EVERY DAMN PART IN THE MOVIE? You can call it Beyoncé and the Beyoncé, for all I care. I'd watch the hell out of that!

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For what it's worth, Bill Condon previously directed Beyoncé in Dreamgirls, and is a huge fan of hers. I guess ya can't blame the guy for trying!

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And for anyone who's sad that Queen B didn't ultimately appear in the film, fear not: Rumor has it, she might play Nala in the upcoming Lion King remake.

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BTW: If you're curious, the role of Plumette ultimately went to Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and she was awesome.

How cool would it be to know that you and Beyoncé were up for the same role???
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How cool would it be to know that you and Beyoncé were up for the same role???

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