Nine extra minutes will be available in the DVD and Blu-ray editions of The Beauty and the Beast.
In the same interview, Condon revealed the desire to release a version of the film without visual effects so the audience could see Dan Stevens' acting as the Beast on the set and realize that even with CGI, the actor's facial expressions and performance remained Intact.
I had made up my mind that if you didn’t come for me tonight I’d go down
the track to that big wild cherry tree at the bend, and climb up into
it to stay all night. I wouldn’t be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely
to sleep in a wild cherry tree all white with bloom in the moonshine,
don’t you think? You could imagine you were dwelling in marble halls,