Shania Twain to play Mrs. Potts in ABC's 'Beauty and the Beast' special

The two-hour animated and live-action special will air on Thursday, December 15
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It's a tale as old as time and Shania Twain will soon be part of it.

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The country music legend will be playing the role of Mrs. Potts in ABC’s two-hour animated and live-action special, Beauty And The Beast.

Twain took to social media to share the exciting news and noted the big shoes that she'll have to fill following the passing of the original Mrs. Potts, Angela Lansbury.

"I am unbelievably honoured and excited and all of the emotions to announce that I will be joining the cast of #BeautyAndTheBeast30th to play the part of my favourite character - Mrs. Potts," she wrote.

"And of course, I would be remiss if I didn't pay tribute to the iconic Angela Lansbury, I mean she IS Mrs. Potts and the reason why this character is so beloved," she continued. "To follow in the foot steps of such an icon is a huge honour and I hope to do the part justice."

Twain will join a star-studded cast that includes H.E.R. (Belle), Josh Groban (The Beast), Joshua Henry (Gaston), Martin Short (Lumiere), Rizwan Manji (LeFou), David Allen Grier (Cogsworth), Jon Jon Briones (Maurice) and Rita Moreno as the narrator.

The special will honor the movie’s 30th anniversary celebration and is set to air on Thursday, December 15.

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