This version of the character is much more intelligent, gentle, and down-to-earth than his animated counterpart.
Lefou first appears with Gaston on a hillside where both of them are riding on their horses. Gaston uses a handheld telescope to spy on Belle who is walking around town. He insists that he should marry Belle, because she's "the most beautiful girl in town". But, Lefou thinks that they have nothing in common.
After Gaston and Lefou arrive in France (AKA: Belle's hometown), the Bimbettes are lovestruck by Gaston and try to get his attention, but Gaston's horse starts kicking it's hooves in the mud and it sprays their dresses, making them scream. Lefou walks up to them and says "it's not gonna happen, ladies". Much to their shock
That same night in Gaston's tavern, Lefou tries to cheer Gaston up by singing a song about how handsome, strong, and what a cool guy he is along with the Villagers.When Maurice enters the tavern, Lefou remains silent while Gaston says he'll offer to help Maurice find Belle.
Later in the woods, Maurice, Gaston, and Lefou are riding on a cart. They stop at the same spot where one of the trees got struck by lightning. Maurice thinks that the castle is on the left, but remembers it was on the right. Gaston gets irriated, because Maurice cannot seem to make up his mind. He tells him that he has had enough of playing this "game" of his and demands to know where Belle is. Lefou stands up and tells Gaston to remain calm. Gaston states that Belle is probably in Villaneuve fixing-up a lovely "dinner". But, Maurice claims that she is not in the village and that she is in the Beast's castle.Before he can finish his sentence, Gaston grows furious and threatens to feed Maurice to the wolves. Lefou gets off the cart and tries to calm him down, which works. Gaston apologizes to his "future father in-law". But, Maurice says that he will never marry Belle. Angry, Gaston punches him in the face, which knocks him out,much to Lefou's shock. Gaston ties Maurice up to a tree and they take-off in the cart.
A few days later, Gaston and Lefou were walking back to Gaston's tavern in a rainstorm. When they came in, they notice that Maurice has returned. One of the villagers ask Gaston if he was responsible for trying to kill Maurice, but has Lefou lie to them. Then, Gaston's buddies corner Maurice. Gaston tells him that he'll be fine once he's taken care of.
After Belle returns to Villeneuve from the Beast's castle, she shows everyone the Beast using the mirror, much to their shock. Gaston tells his comrads to lock Belle up along with her father, but Lefou starts to have second thoughts. Gaston threatens to have him locked-up as well, but then he feels frightened.
During the battle at the Beast's castle, Cadenza lands on Lefou. He begs Gaston to help him, but then he reveals his true colors by saying "Sorry old friend, it's hero time". Then, Gaston runs up the stairs to find the Beast. Lefou is shocked by this and turns against him. After Ms. Potts loses her grip on the chandelier, Lefou catches her. She thanks him and then he admits he was once on Gaston's "side" but they're in a bad place at the moment. Ms. Potts thinks that Lefou is too good for him anyway, to which he agrees. He joins the servants against the villagers
In the ending, after everything is back to normal and everyone is human again. The Villager's memories were restored and Lefou has reformed. He is seen dancing with one of the Bimbettes, but then with Stanley. (This has been implied that Lefou might be gay)
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- This version of LeFou is Disney's first openly-gay character
- LeFou is the first original Disney villain redeemed in the live-action adaptation as he had more heroic qualities than his animated counterpart, such as turning on Gaston for his constant mistreatment towards him, something the original LeFou would never do.
- LeFou's uniform at the start of the film indicates that he, too, fought in the same war as Gaston. Through historical facts and timeline speculation, many fans agree that they fought for France in the Seven Year's War (1756-1763). The events of the film take place twelve years after 'the war'. Placing the date as early as 1768, but more than likely in the range of 1775-- just one year before the American Revolution, and fourteen prior to the French Revolution.
- LeFou's age is presumed to be the same as the actor who played him-- putting him within the range of 35-36 (Josh Gad's age during the production of the film).
- He has no cannonical first name, though the fandom has supplied him with several alternatives.
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