Edi Gathegi of Twilight Scores Beauty and the Beast Role
Twilight fans will recognize Edi Gathegi from his role as Laurent in the long running movie series, while fans of X-Men will recall his character of “Darwin.” It’s hard to believe that it’s the same person. The CW has made a great call, by choosing this versatile actor for a recurring role in Beauty and the Beast.
James Hibbard of Inside TV delivered the Beauty and the Beast casting scoop on January 16th, 2013:
Edi Gathegi (Twilight; X-Men: First Class) is joining the romantic crime procedural in recurring role of Kyle, a “composed agent for a top-secret organization with killer looks and instincts to match. He doesn’t like his time to be wasted, and can easily assess anyone’s weaknesses and happily exploit them.”
The casting comes on the heels of The CW’s entertainment president Mark Pedowitz sounding very bullish on Beauty‘s renewal odds, telling reporters, “we’re very pleased in terms of where it’s going creatively … We believe the show has a very long run in front of it. We’ve made no announcements about a second season. But based on the passion of the fans both on the E! Online and the People’s Choice Awards, we think we have something in this epic love story between Cat and Vincent.”
Before you get used to seeing Edi Gathedi in a suit on Beauty and the Beast, here’s a walk down memory lane, Laurent from Twilight.
Beauty and the Beast returns with 1×10, ‘Seeing Red,’ on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9pm on The CW.
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