Although he is not known for being a singer, Stevens had a bit of a singing experience on screen prior to “Beauty and the Beast.” He even performed a moving duet with Mary (Michelle Dockery) in a season 2 episode of “Downton Abbey.” But even he had to admit that “Evermore” was a completely different challenge that required serious preparation.
In an interview in 2017 with Weekly entertainment, the actor revealed that he was looking for a professional to get his vocal cords ready for his big number. “I have worked quite closely with a brilliant woman from the Royal Academy of Music, [singing coach] Ann-Marie Speed, who’s just amazing, “he said. Like many of the things I’ve been doing for the last few years, [it’s about] Acquire new skills or challenge myself to do something I have never done before – in this case, challenge myself to do more things I have never done before. But it’s really fun. It’s definitely interesting! “
Stevens went on to say that he had so much fun challenging himself to sing “Evermore” in the film that he would not mind taking on another singing role in the future. In fact, he almost broke out of his vocal stylings again in 2020, but the pandemic got in the way.