Dan Stevens didn't only provide the Beast's heart with his voice. He also physically brought his character to life so that co-star Emma Watson could have someone to interact with.
He explained the rigorous process on the TODAY show. "Well, here's the thing: It was all CGI," said Stevens. "It was motion-capture puppeteering for the suit, and the face was done separately, using a different technology. And they brought it all to life."
The actor walked around the set on stilts and was practically entombed in a huge, muscle-padded lycra suit. Watson, looking radiant in her golden ball gown on an extravagant set, made Stevens slightly nervous. "And there's me, just sweating away through the set, 'This is going to look different, right? This is going to be OK?"
Just observe Emma Watson here. She's in it to win it! #ThatsHowItsDone
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