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Ewan McGregor Is Playing a Singing Candlestick in Beauty and the Beast

He’s their guest. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty and Disney

According to The Hollywood ReporterMortdecai’s Ewan McGregor is set to sign on to play Lumière, the anthropomorphic candlestick previously voiced by Jerry Orbach, in Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. He joins Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. It’s unclear how much of McGregor, and the other actors who are portraying housewares, will appear in the film, but given his character’s unique physiology, this is the one role where McGregor is unlikely to show his penis.

Ewan McGregor Is Playing Lumière