Why Josh Gad's children were terrified of him in 'Beauty and the Beast'

No, it's not because his character is gay

By Andrea Tim | Published: 16 Mar 2017

Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Josh Gad provided the voice of beloved snowman Olaf in Frozen, an animated character his daughters 6-year-old Ava and 3-year-old Isabelle had begun to associate him with. Emphasis on 'animated'.

So when they first saw him as Le Fou in Beauty and the Beast, they weren't terrified because omg-look-daddy-is-playing-a-gay-character-what-is-this. They just couldn't brain seeing real-life Josh in full makeup, hair and costume.

"All they've ever seen me in was the snowman Olaf in Frozen," Josh told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. "So they saw me on the [Beauty and the Beast] poster and it terrified them."

"It's like an overweight Jack Nicholson!" Josh, already laughing so hard, said before going on to do a perfect impersonation of The Shining actor.

In other news, Josh's misbehaving, moon-walking horse almost ran over his co-star Emma Watson.

"Literally, four legs backwards, then ran through the villagers. Ran!" he said. "And Emma's like 'Nooooooooooo!' Everybody's like 'No, Hermione, nooooooooo!'"

It's worth watching him re-enact the chaos, despite our intense FOMO.

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