Dan Stevens Shares How He Learned Singing For Beauty and the Beast

    Dan Stevens Shares How He Learned Singing For Beauty and the Beast


    Dan Stevens has been known in the industry for his versatility and adaptability but, not really as a singer. In the upcoming flick, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Dan plays the role of the Beast who, along with the Beauty, has a singing number. To prepare for his role, the actor worked with a singing coach from Royal Academy of Music, Ann-Marie Speed.

    While in the original 1991 animated classic, the Beast did not have a song but in the upcoming reboot, the filmmakers thought it would be a good idea if he also sang. The track is titled ‘For Evermore’ and the lyrics have been penned by Tim Rice with composition by Alan Menken. Back in 2015, Stevens shared that he hasn’t done a musical performance professionally, only “sort-of musicals at school, university” and a song in an episode of Downtown Abbey.

    Praising Ann-Marie Speed, the actor shared, “I’ve been working quite closely with a brilliant woman from the Royal Academy of Music, [singing coach] Ann-Marie Speed, who’s just fantastic”. He added that over the last few years, he has been trying to acquire new skills and challenging himself to do things he hasn’t done before. Dan also praised Menken and said that he is “like a sort of hyperactive mole”. The actor enjoyed his time working with Menken.

    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has Dan sharing screen space with Emma Watson who plays Belle. The movie will hit theatres on March 17.

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