Sunday 23 April 2017

Dublin gets the GQ treatment as magazine shoots Beauty and the Beast star in capital fashion spread

THE ODD COUPLE: Dan Stevens and Emma Watson star in Disney's new 'Beauty and the Beast'
THE ODD COUPLE: Dan Stevens and Emma Watson star in Disney's new 'Beauty and the Beast'
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GQ magazine has turned to Dublin for its A-lister fashion spread.

Beauty and the Beast star Dan Stevens appeared in the magazine's latest issue for a style shoot set in Dublin.

The English actor looked sharp in three-piece suits as he posed in some famous Dublin hotspots, including Grogan's, Devitts and McDaid's pubs, Spindizzy Records and The Fumbally cafe.

Stevens, who also played Cousin Matthew in Downton Abbey, is known for his dapper suits on the red carpet.

He recently admitted that he cheated his bulk for his role in Beauty and the Beast.

The 34-year-old actor plays Beast in the Beast movie, also starring Emma Watson (26).

He told Radio Times magazine that he wore steel-capped stilts to give him height and a hot, heavy muscle vest for the part.

“It was a pretty athletic job for me,” Stevens said.

“I was physically conditioning my legs to be on stilts for 12 hours a day and also conditioning the rest of me so that I didn’t waste away – I was losing so much fluid from sweating.

“Underneath the muscle vest, I wore a special cooling vest, similar to what Formula One drivers wear, with refrigerator-style tubing.

Jig for @gq on Haytesbury Street by @davidburtonstudio , styled by @madelineweeks , grooming by @larrykinghair ✂

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“I would overheat, especially when we were dancing, so between takes there was a little tube that could be plugged in to ice-cold water to cool me down.”

And he added: “I was honestly eating four roast dinners every day, just to keep any form of physicality.”

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