"You have four daughters, right?" Stephen Colbert asked when McGregor appeared on the Late Show Monday night. "Surely you knew this musical before you took the job, right?"
"How could you possibly avoid Disney?" Colbert continued. "How did you escape from the black hole that is 'Be Our Guest?'"
"I have never seen it, the original. Is it good?" McGregor admitted as the audience gasped. "It's not because I didn't want to. It's just...I don't know. It wasn't one that they watched, I guess."
This is sure to make a lot of people uneasy as they head into the theater to watch the film on Friday, but the actor thinks it's actually a good thing.
"It was quite handy, in a way, because when you're going to play a part that's so well known, it's quite good if you don't know it so it can be yours," he explained. "I didn't have to try and sound like the guy who did it in the cartoon in the '90s."
Which, apparently, he definitely won't, since he admitted earlier in the interview that he really struggled with the French accent.
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