He teamed up with Emma Watson and some of the best CGI artists in the industry to bring us a tale as old as time. Now we can see exactly how Dan Stevens transformed into the Beast in Disney’s live action remake of one of their most beloved animated classics.
A new behind-the-scenes featurette has revealed that the actor really did spend most of his time on stilts in a massive grey body suit, which he described as “an ordeal for my calf muscles alone”.
ladies and gentleman. i present to you what we’ve all been waiting for, dan stevens doing the facial and body capture for the beast. pic.twitter.com/YYYfuf1RE8
— abby (@danstvns) May 23, 2017
Stevens acted alongside Watson in the almost Hulk-like ensemble by day before heading into a separate studio in the evenings to capture his facial expressions.
And yes, he really did do that one-armed lift in the ballroom.
We’d legitimately watch this whole film without any CGI now. Just saying.