EXCLUSIVE: Ewan McGregor Dishes on How Much Live Action to Expect in New 'Beauty and the Beast'

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Ewan McGregor spilled some details to ET about Disney's highly anticipated live-action film, Beauty and the Beast.
The 44-year-old actor portrays Lumiere in the movie and revealed how one goes about taking on the role of a talking candelabra. "I don't know if I'm meant to say, we are animated mainly. Then there's a sort of live action, a bit towards the end," he dished to ET at the press junket for Miles Ahead, in theaters April 1.
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Bill Condon, the director behind Dreamgirls and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, is heading up the film and McGregor admitted that it has been "a huge undertaking."
"We recorded all the dialogue," he shared. "I get to sing a great song, 'Be Our Guest,' the great number that Lumiere sings in the film."
McGregor also disclosed that the "actual shooting of the film is done," and he's pretty excited to be working with such an illustrious cast. "It was great. We had Sir Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci -- some great, great actors," he bragged. "It was fun to be part of that."

In addition to McGregor, the cast does indeed boast some pretty big names. Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens portrays Beast, Emma Watson will play Belle, Luke Evans will take on the role of Gaston, Tucci portrays Cadenza, Thompson is Mrs. Potts, McKellen is Cogsworth, Josh Gad is Le Fou and Kevin Kline will play Maurice.
"It was as much fun behind the scenes as it was on," McGregor said of shooting the movie.
Beauty and the Beast is set to hit theaters on March 17, 2017.