Donald Glover Was Intimidated By Beyonce As They Worked On “The Lion King”

Donald Glover found working with Beyonce on the live-action remake of “The Lion King” “a little intimidating.”

The star of critically acclaimed drama Atlanta, who will soon be seen in the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in the upcoming “Solo: A Stars Wars Movie” prequel, is the voice of the adult Simba, to Beyonce’s Nala in the Jon Favreau-directed reboot of the 1994 Disney classic

The pair are best friends before Nala becomes Simba’s wife in the beloved story, which also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, John Oliver as Zazu, and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa.

Now Glover, 34, who also records music under the nom de plume Childish Gambino, has admitted that working with the “Formation” singer made him more than a little nervous.

“We started recording some stuff and it’s, you know, it’s a little intimidating,” the multi-hyphenate performer told Entertainment Tonight during a press junket for Solo. “(At least) from my point of view.”

However, the 34-year-old performer explained that nerves aside, he feels really comfortable working on the project, “because everybody who’s involved is a fan, and everybody who is involved knows it really well.”

“They’re like, ‘So here are the lyrics,’ and I’m like, ‘I know the lyrics! Don’t worry,'” Glover laughed. “I was in fourth grade when this came out.”

And Glover had nothing but praise for the “Lemonade” hitmaker after seeing her perform.

“Just hearing her do it, it’s been like, ‘Man, this is a really special thing,'” he said.

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