Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Gad Help Host Adam DeVine Open MTV Movie & TV Awards
"An exciting format change. A brand, new rivalry, film star Lil Rel, now Eleven's here as well, movies and TV," Devine— dressed as Beast—sang and danced around the Shrine Auditorium stage, which was decorated like a fairytale, palace ballroom.
Spotting Hugh Jackman in the audience, Devine remarked: "Hugh Jackman's here! I'm the Beast and you're Wolverine. We're like the same guy, right?"
Devine then coaxed Beauty and the Beast star Josh Gad on stage to sing a tribute to Jackman's latest Wolverine movie Logan to the tune of "Gaston."
When DeVine declared from the stage, "I need a Belle!" actress Hailee Steinfeld sprang from her seat and replied, "I'm in!" doffing her long coat to reveal a yellow gown, much to the delight of Emma Watson, who played the heroine in Beauty and the Beast.
Comic actress Rebel Wilson then joined the ensemble wearing a giant tea kettle costume to portray Mrs. Potts. The number ended with Devine swinging from a crystal chandelier onto a table in the audience.
Actors from 'Shadowhunters,' '13 Reasons Why,' and 'Stranger Things' all turned out for the newly branded MTV Movie & TV awards.
By Karen Butler
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.