Angela Lansbury (aka the original Mrs. Potts) has controversial feelings about the “Beauty and the Beast” remake

Today in film news, there’s a little bit of awkward drama happening with the Beauty and the Beast remake, and it probably isn’t what you expect. It turns out that Angela Lansbury, the original Mrs. Potts, isn’t too thrilled about the live action Beauty and the BeastWe were so surprised to hear what she had to say, but we’re hearing her out.

As Angela Lansbury told Entertainment Weekly,

"I was a bit taken aback, naturally. I thought, “Why? Why are we doing this over again? But I guess, I don’t know why they’re doing it. But they are, and it will be interesting to see what they do with it."

Eek. How awkward is that?! When asked about how she feels about someone else voicing Mrs. Potts, she had a similarly controversial response, but ultimately ended on a lighter and more positive note.

The original Mrs. Potts continued,

"It won’t be like the cartoon that we did, but it’s a good story — it’s one of the famous fairy stories that is known worldwide by children. Therefore, why not? I don’t blame them for doing it. But, I’m sorry, they’re not really on our territory. We did it as cartoon characters, and that is quite different from live actors."

TG things ended up looking a little bit more hopefully. At the end of the day, a live action film is *so* different from a cartoon one, and we’re sure we’ll love the new Beauty and the Beast as much as we loved the original!