Take a read at his beautifully descriptive report of the first table read, posted on Twitter this morning:
Personally, I'm so touched to see how much McKellen is enjoying it all. as a veteran you'd be forgiven to treat it 'professionally' (ie like any other job) but clearly, he loves doing what he does - even after all this time.
There's mention of an actor we haven't heard about yet - Hattie Morahan - and I have no doubt reporters are all over this, nutting out whom she will be.
I can't imagine them doing a table read without Lumiere so unless Hattie is now Lumiere (or whatever the female version of that would be), then this is still a 'to be revealed' secret they're holding back to keep fans in suspense.
And this 'first cast photo' from Josh Gad's Instagram account went up yesterday too:
No doubt they will all look VERY different when we see them in character.
|This & the image at the head of the post are from the Be Our Guest' restaurant (as is 'the grey stuff')|