Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK

Beyonce Turned Down Role in 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake

October 23, 2017

Our dreams of seeing Beyoncé in another movie musical almost came true earlier this year, but the pop super star apparently turned down the opportunity.


Yes, Queen Bey turned down the chance to play the role of the feather duster in the live action version of Beauty and the Beast, which was released earlier this year.

The movie’s director, Bill Condon, shared the revelation with Yahoo! In an interview earlier this month. Condon, of course, is familiar with Beyonce’s ability to appear on the big screen. He was the director of the 2006 hit musical film, Dreamgirls (which starred Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson).

Condon said it’s crazy that Beyoncé has not been cast in more musical films. He told Yahoo! that the part of the feather duster was not “a big enough part," but he went on to say that "she would have been a good feather duster.”

The role of the feather duster in the 2017 live action film ultimately went to Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights).

Beauty and the Beast is the highest grossing film of 2017 (so far).

We may not have to wait too long to see Beyoncé in a leading film role. She is reportedly in talks to voice Nala in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King. Donald Glover has already been cast as Simba and James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Simba’s beloved father, Mufasa.