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Now, there are a fair few mildly unnerving elements hiding within Disney's beloved animated take on , including a whole heap of servant murder, an utterly frivolous curse, and a wicked case of Stockholm syndrome, but there was perhaps no more peculiar outcome than that of The Beast's unlikely emergence as a sex symbol of sorts. Much like 's animated fox version of Robin Hood before him (and adult Simba after him), The Beast soon became an improbable figure of pre-adolescent romantic confusion, and the source of no small amount of adult sexual kink.

Which is kind of weird, when you think about it, since he's technically a giant wildebeest monster with a bad attitude and literal horns.

As it turns out, though:

'Beauty And The Beast' Star Emma Watson Also Thinks The Beast Is Pretty Sexy

'Beauty and the Beast' [Credit: Disney]
'Beauty and the Beast' [Credit: Disney]

That, at least, was what she recently told Yahoo News, revealing in an interview that:

"There's something a bit sad about when he transforms. You're a bit like 'Oh, OK... you were quite nice before."

Which, were that all she had said, could easily be interpreted as simply suggesting that is really into people being who they are, and not having to change for her. Which is nice. The thing is, though, she also took the time to add that:

"He's hot. The Beast is hot."

'Beauty and the Beast' [Credit: Disney]
'Beauty and the Beast' [Credit: Disney]

Which pretty much nails her colors to the mast on that one. Especially since she also noted that:

"Aslan from Narnia. I found the lion quite hot. Is that wrong? Is that OK? Probably not... It happens! Sometimes animals in films are hot. I don't know what to say. That's where we're at."

All of which is surely great news for any particularly attractive lions out there who've got a thing for Emma Watson, but fairly bad news for , who plays the prince in Beauty and the Beast. After all, he's about to discover that his long-time co-worker thinks a CGI wildebeest creature is better looking than him, which, from personal experience, is never a good feeling.

If only we could see the look on his face. Or, better yet, the look on the CGI Beast's face. After all, who would want to look into the eyes of the hideous monster on the left down below?

'Beauty and the Beast' [Credit: Disney]
'Beauty and the Beast' [Credit: Disney]

The horror.

What do you think, though? Who do you think is better looking, Dan Stevens or The Beast? Let us know below!

There are plenty more trailer mashups over at Movie Pilot Video.

(Sources: Yahoo News)


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