23 Mar 2017 12:09 PM +00:00 UTC

Josh Gad Wanted To Include This Frozen Easter Egg In Beauty And The Beast

Before he was cast as Disney's first gay character, Josh Gad played Frozen's lovable mascot, Olaf the snowman. In an interview with People, Gad reveals that there was a scene in Beauty and the Beast that he wanted to keep from the original animated movie that would have referenced his role as Olaf.

The scene is the part where Gaston forces Lefou to wait outside Belle's house, and since it was snowing, Lefou thought he would sneak around better if he disguised himself as a snowman. Here's the image from the movie:

Of course, the scene wasn't present in the film at all, and Gad had this to say about it:


"The Easter egg I fought for [director] Bill Condon to put in but we never did, there's a moment in the original where a bunch of snow falls on LeFou and he becomes a snowman and I thought, this could kill. It's a little meta but it could be great."

Though it would have been a fun nod in the film, it would seem out of place since the snow only existed where the Beast lived. What's more, there was really no place for Gad's character to be sneaking around Belle's house since he and Gaston left her father for dead in the forest.

All in all, I thought it was still a fun movie, and it explains a lot of plot details that the animation didn't.

Catch Beauty and the Beast in theaters now.

See Also: Beauty and the Beast - Review: Absolute Magic!