Lefou Is What He Calls a "Yes and" Character
"[Lefou] is like the secondary villain, in a sense. He incites Gaston — he incites the crowd — and he's also loved. He is Gaston's servant. As an actor, we learn to 'yes and' when we're doing improv in acting scenes. We're trying to help the other actor and 'yes and' him. So for Lefou, it was a very 'yes and' part. For me, it was fun, because even though he gets hit, kicked, and punched, he's still very positive about his care for Gaston, because Gaston is the greatest."