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Josh Gad says replacing Kristen Bell on Central Park was ‘only move’ to make

Josh Gad has said replacing Kristen Bell with Emmy Raver-Lampman, an actor of colour, on animated comedy Central Park was “the only move” to make.Bell, who is white, stepped down from the role of voicing Molly, who is mixed-race, last year.She has been replaced in the second season of the Apple TV+ show by Umbrella Academy star Raver-Lampman.The switch came amid a re-evaluation of white actors voicing characters of colour, which resulted in similar moves on animated shows such as The Simpsons and Big Mouth.Last June, Jenny Slate quit the role of Missy on the Netflix cartoon Big Mouth,...
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Central Park's Josh Gad on His Excitement and Goals for Season 2

For most TV series, whether they're live-action or animated, the first season serves as a learning curve to find out what works and what doesn't, as well as what fans connect with the most. For Season 2 of Central Park, star and co-creator Josh Gad admits that, with the cast and crew finding a groove earlier on than expected, it allowed the sophomore season to come together in a more effortless fashion, even with the coronavirus pandemic forcing the series to be produced from the comfort of everyone's homes. Despite that effortless nature, Gad also admitted that they managed to push the series in ambitious new directions. Central Park Season 2 premieres on Apple TV+ on June 25th.

Josh Gad on the uncynical nature of animation Central Park + the Beauty & the Beast prequel series

Having got off to a flying start, with Josh Gad telling us how much he loves the name of the our site, we went on to enjoy a hugely enjoyable interview with the New Yorker, as he’s promoting season two of the endearingly uncynical, musical animation Central Park. We discuss with Gad, who is a creator and performer on the series, about the joy in working on something that takes an optimistic viewpoint of the world, while he also talks about the future of musical theatre. And of course we had to ask about the forthcoming Beauty and the Beast prequel series, where he reunites with Luke Evans…
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Beauty and the Beast Star Josh Gad Says Prequel Series Is "Most Ambitious" Project He's Done

Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast was a massive hit, and now they are returning to the magical world with a new prequel series on Disney+. The new series focuses on Gaston and LeFou, with Luke Evans and Josh Gad reprising their roles, and will reveal how the two became best friends, what led up to the enchantress casting her spell on the Prince, and how a new character named Tilly fits into the equation. In a new interview with Collider, Gad was asked about the project, and he called it one o the most ambitious projects he's ever worked on.

Josh Gad Offers an Update on the 'Beauty and the Beast' Prequel Series: "One of the Most Ambitious Projects I've Ever Been a Part Of"

It's a tale as old as time: sooner or later, Disney will find a way of bringing some of its most iconic animated properties to the screen again in live-action. There have been several classic movies retold in the last several years, from Cinderella to Aladdin. It's almost hard to believe that Beauty and the Beast initially premiered back in 2017, but looking ahead, Disney clearly has plans for that little town and quiet village: a spinoff prequel series featuring Josh Gad and Luke Evans has officially been greenlit to air on the streaming arm of Disney+.

Luke Evans and Josh Gad to star in Beauty and the Beast prequel series

Luke Evans is set to star alongside Josh Gad in a 'Beauty and the Beast' prequel series. The 42-year-old actor will star as Gaston in the upcoming series for Disney+, having previously played the part in the 2017 movie. Josh, 40, is also reprising his role of LeFou from the...