On Thursday night, Josh Gad, who portrays LeFou in the film, surprised moviegoers by showing up to a screening of Beauty and the Beast in New York City and mingling with the audience. He even nabbed some popcorn from a gentleman while telling a story about how his two kids reacted to the flick. At one point, a woman in the audience announced it was her birthday and the 36-year-old actor gladly gave her a hug in celebration.
Meanwhile, Gad's co-star, Emma Watson, who plays Belle in Beauty of the Beast, also shared her elation for the movie's weekend debut by posting a fun photo of herself twirling in the beloved character's iconic gold dress. "@beautyandthebeast opens today!" the 26-year-old actress gushed on Instagram. "I hope you have as much fun watching it as I did making it. Love, Emma"
Prior to posting this pic, Watson shared with ET that her fans rarely get to see her silly side. "I think people are surprised in real life that I'm really silly, but that's fine," she explained. "How do say it? 'Under promise, over deliver?' Like, make people think I'm super serious, then I can be like, 'Nah!'"