The absolute best thing about the Jagger impression is that that shit has been perfected down to a t. Like he honed that accent and those mannerisms over the years just waiting for the fateful day he could put on a bad wig and make us all laugh.
Before production began, Emma Watson worked closely with Bill Condon and Dan Stevens to polish the script, adding what she calls “detail and depth and fullness and wholeness to the scenes.” She also focused on fine-tuning Belle’s character, expanding beyond what little was established in the 1991 film. Says Watson: “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.” Lots and lots of books, like the ones she’s holding here as she takes direction from Condon in the library. Later in the movie we also learn where Belle and her father lived before moving to the “little town full of little people.” It’s a city that holds special meaning for Watson. “l sing a song called ‘Paris of My Childhood,’ which was odd for me to sing because I was born in Paris and my childhood was in Paris,” she says. “It’s a sweet melody, a really lovely song.”
For the “poor provincial town” that Belle longs to escape, the crew built a real French village on the Shepperton back lot, providing a dramatic contrast between this cozy setting and the imposing castle nearby. Greenwood says her team combed French towns looking for a place to shoot, and though they found candidates in Conques and near Paris, when it came time to discuss bringing cast and crew to these actual villages, they realized it would be easier to create one from scratch. “As much as I thought it should be real, how could you say, 'No, I don’t want to build a French village on the back lot’? So we built it,” Greenwood explains. “That was great because we could then hybrid all the things we’d seen and put all the best elements into our village.” Including a wandering French rooster. Cocorico!
Kevin Kline’s wayward Maurice, Belle’s father, finds himself lost in the woods near the Beast’s castle on his way to sell his music boxes at the market. If he looks safe here, he won’t be for long. “I spent so much time getting pushed around,” Kline says with a laugh. “I noticed it after a couple of weeks, and I said to Bill, 'I’m on the floor again.’ [Maurice] is sort of the fall guy, so I get roughed up a lot!” As fans of the fairy tale will remember, Belle’s papa eventually reaches the Beast’s castle, a majestic but creepy estate Kline describes as “disquieting” to see in person. “It wouldn’t be my first choice if I weren’t stuck in a snowstorm and being pursued by these ravenous wolves,” he quips. Production designer Sarah Greenwood says she and her team emphasized the castle’s magic and grandeur in the grounds and exteriors nearby: “The whole landscape became part of the enchantment.”
It’s easy to become blasé when you’re an actor used to working on lavish productions. But the Beauty and the Beast cast never tired of their surroundings. “I remember the first time Emma Thompson and I saw the ballroom set and our jaws dropped because it’s just so gorgeous,” says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Plumette. The majestic ballroom was the perfect setting for the final number, when the Beast and all the household objects return to their human form. “Just breathing it in, from the costumes to the flowers to the music, and everybody dancing and swirling around in unison, there was a real magic to it.” The room also evolves with the story. “In the prologue, before he gets transformed into the Beast, it’s almost as opulent as Versailles,” set decorator Katie Spencer says. “Then it’s an echo of what happens to him, and then it comes back for the big celebration at the end.”
Filming Beauty and the Beast can be, well, a beast — at least for Luke Evans and Josh Gad, whose extra-macho Gaston and less-than-macho Le Fou shared bombastic scenes that sometimes led to mildly painful accidents. “We slapped hands so hard, [Josh] burst a blood vessel in his thumb,” Evans (right, with Gad and producer David Hoberman) recalls, laughing. “We had to stop rehearsals, get the medic in. He thought his finger was going to drop off, but I think he’ll survive. We just slapped hands hard, but obviously we just caught our thumbs at some point, and he’s a delicate flower.” But if they’re sounding too similar to their characters here, don’t worry: At least Gad can confirm that his hair in the film is completely fake. “If I had hair this good, I would not be doing Beauty and the Beast right now,” he deadpans. “I would be modeling.”
In this scene, Audra McDonald’s Madame de Garderobe sings for the prince just before he’s transformed into a hairy horned creature. De Garderobe craves attention, but McDonald herself responded a bit more modestly when she learned she’d won the role. “I was just shocked I was asked to be involved, to the point that when I was flying over there, I was like, 'Do they really want me to play her?’” she says. “I was pretty much in disbelief until they put the costume on me and shoved me out on-set.” Which then just made her even more speechless, of course. “When I walked on-set, it felt like I was walking into a dream.” Stanley Tucci, who plays de Garderobe’s maestro and husband, Cadenza, was also humbled by the splendor. “The scope of the set was enormous. They had these candelabras, these chandeliers coming from the ceiling with real candles. It was just stunning,” he says.
Sir Ian McKellen couldn’t wait to slip on that wig and mustache, especially since it meant working with a director he knows well. “I’ve done two films now with Bill Condon, and we’re always looking for a third,” the actor says. “It was absolutely typical of Bill that he wanted to have a few friends with him, so I was very, very thrilled to suddenly be in my first Disney movie.” Though most of McKellen’s work involved voicing his character Cogsworth, the actor says his favorite moment was finally meeting the cast in person for the final celebration. “There was one absolutely glorious day when went out and joined all the actors in doing the final scene, when all the characters in the castle come back to life and become real people,” he says. “So I did feel I was in the thick of it for at least a day, and singing and dancing was an absolute joy.”
Y'ALL I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS COSPLAY!! I ordered a custom design for Revali from BOTW. Sky Creation made this beautiful Kimono! I’m gonna wear it to San Japan and to the Symphony Of The Goddesses in Austin. I’m just waiting on my new wig now. It’s dark and stormy, so if you can’t see, there’s even an attachable tail that trails behind me C: I’m sooo happy!!
Can you do saeran and seven doing a prank on mc where they cheat on her, but she ends up crying and running out of the apartment?
omfg, my first request. i’m not that great of a writer, but i hope you enjoy. ^^
MC and Saeyoung have a continuous prank war afoot. The two of them have been pulling relatively harmless pranks on one another, but recently, the stakes have been raised much higher. Saeyoung didn’t take her last prank very well, as leading him onto getting down and dirty, just to roll over and fall asleep multiple times was seen as a cruel and unusual punishment. He was determined to get her back, and get her back hard.
“Don’t try to put me in the middle of your stupid pranks, I’m not gonna cross-dress and lie in bed for you.” Saeran scoffed, once listening to his twin’s so-called ‘master plan’
Seven put on a pouty face, in an attempt to convince him. “Come on, it’s not like she’d expect you to be on it. All you have to do is put on this wig, and lay down, all comfy. Easy peasy” He puts out two thumbs up.
“And what if she believes you’re actually cheating?”
“I’m sure she’ll notice it’s a prank soon after she sees. I just want to raise the bar for our war.~”
“This is going to blow up in your face, I can sense it.”
“That’s why you’re coming with. Easier to dig myself out with you.”
“Whatever you say,” groans Saeran, reluctantly putting on one of Seven’s many cosplay wigs.
“Perfect colour choice, dude. Accents your eyes well. Nowwwwwww… Strip.”
Saeran looks over his shoulder, flabbergasted. “You’re out of your mind if you think I’m getting in bed with you nude.”
“Not completely nude, just down to your undies.~”
“I’ll take off my shirt, that’s all you’re getting.”
“You’re no fun..”
Saeran proceeds to pull his shirt from his body, and readjusts the wig. He curls up into Seven and MC’s bed, hogging blankets for himself. Seven loses his shirt, scrambling into bed with his twin, cuddling against him.
“You’re pushing it. Back off a couple kilometers.” Saeran scowls, unhappy with this invasion of personal space.
“This won’t last very lo-” His reply was cut off by the sounds of a door opening.
The twins shut themselves up almost immediately, awaiting MC’s arrival into their trap.
MC sets her bags down, exhausted from being out all day, and makes her way immediately to their room to take a nap. To her shock, she noticed her lover in bed with a mysterious person with long, blonde hair. She silently backed out of the room, holding back tears. This was not the reaction Seven expected.
He leaps out of bed, motioning for Saeran to follow him to MC. Saeran unrolls from his blanket burrito, walking behind Seven. The pair finds MC sitting outside, her head between her knees, silently sobbing.
“Hey, MC.. I’ve got some explaining to do, don’t I?” Seven crouches down beside her.
“MC… It was a prank. I promise. That’s just Saeran with a wig.”
Saeran stands awkwardly, waiting for the okay to take off the hot and scratchy wig. MC looks up, wiping her eyes, giving Seven the most unamused stare, one that burns into his mind.
“I’m sorry, okay? So, so, so sorry. I love you.~”
MC smiles a bit, planting a kiss on his cheek. “I love you too.”
This is a pretty brief tutorial, or at least I hope it’ll be. This is actually really easy, just time consuming. I don’t claim to be a professional, but this is what worked for me and I highly recommend it.
Not a great picture because I forgot to take one, but it looks like your basic $15 (yes it was really $15 or maybe even less) wig, right? It has a slight curl to it, but not what I want.
I wanted my wig to have damp looking, well defined curls. If you want looser curls, I’ll touch on what I think will work when we get there!
First what you want to do is put it in curlers. Weft by weft. It will take forever. You’ll get really frustrated. But there is no other way. I’ve seen people recommend sponge curlers, but mine were round and worked just fine. As long as they won’t pull at the hair (meaning that’s they’re smooth and don’t have any bristles) they’re safe to use.
This is my head, Alisha btww
So I have naturally curly hair and have never used curlers before this because I never had a need but DO NOT CURL ALL THE WAY UP LIKE I DID. I ran into complications later, you want to stop where you want your curl to stop. I’ll show you how I fixed the situation.
Second you’re going to remove your wig from it’s head and place it into a basin or box or tub whatever you have that will fit the wig and enough water to cover the entire wig. I chose a plastic box because that’s what I had. Fill said object with boiling water. I recommend just boiling a giant pot of water. However if you realize there won’t be enough water to completely cover your wig, always add more. The temperature difference won’t matter or anything.
LEAVE THE WIG IN THE WATER UNTIL THE WATER IS COOL. THIS IS GOING TO TAKE A LONG TIME JUST LET IT SIT. THIS IS HOW YOUR CURLS ARE SETTING, DO NOT MESS WITH IT.
You have two options now. You could just wait for the wig to dry, but I have very little patience so I blew dry (blow dried idek???) my wig. I just advise extreme caution with this because you don’t want the fibers to melt or something idk that’s what everyone says I used it on the hottest setting and mine was fine.
Now that your wig is COMPLETELY DRY you can take it out of the curlers. Be careful not to mess up the curls you just made.
You see that thing I did there? That’s what happens when you curl your wig all the way up. Don’t do that thing. So first I bushed out the curls as much as possible because I wanted them to be defined yet messy. Then I used the hot water straightening method. Basically you put your wig on a wig head, set it in the tub, and poor boiling water over it. I planned on starting over completely (I was crying at this point) but it only got rid of the curls at the top and gave it this really nice effect.
As you can see mine was still wet from the fresh attempt of admitting defeat. Once It looked how I wanted it, I hairsprayed the crap out of it. That’s why my curls look a little damp or stiff, they were sprayed while wet. However, if you don’t wait for your curls to completely dry before taking them out of the curlers, you risk completely losing the curl so I recommend rewetting it once your curl has already been shaped.
So this has been my “brief” tutorial. If you’re curious how the cosplay turned out, follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThatCosplayerChick