'Beauty and the Beast' casting: Kristin Kreuk's Beast is Jay Ryan
His "beauty," Catherine, is set to be played by "Smallville" girl-next-door Kristin Kreuk. Catherine witnessed her mother's murder nine years ago, but remembers that the murderer was killed by a Beast quickly after.
And then they solve crimes! No, but seriously, they solve crimes.
Though Ryan isn't well-known to American audiences, he's a TV veteran overseas, having appeared in "Neighbours," "Go Girls," and "Sea Patrol," among other series. Also, he just looks like he belongs on The CW, doesn't he?