Why Childish Gambino could not be in same room as Beyonce on Lion King

Glover and Beyonce [Photo: Courtesy]

Donald Glover, who plays Simba in Lion King, revealed recording 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' with Beyonce was so intimidating he did not want to be in the same room as her.

He said: “I requested not to be. I did not want to be looking into her eyes while doing this.”

Luckily, he was away doing another film – so they recorded separately.

The 1994 animation inspired a musical, now in it’s 20th year in London.

It is the sixth longest-running show on the West End, opening at London’s Lyceum Theatre in 1999 after the success of the show on Broadway, which opened in 1997.

In 2014 it was named the most successful production of all time. It has been seen by 50 million people globally and is normally sold out every day.

Lion cub Simba stole millions of hearts when he first appeared on cinema screens 25 years ago.

The Lion King became one of Disney’s most successful animations of all time.

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Oscar-winning film made a whopping £775.9million at the box office worldwide, so it’s no wonder Disney is having another crack at it with its latest live-action movie.

No expense was spared, with its huge £200million budget dwarfing the £37million of the 1994 version.

This time filmmakers went on safari out in Kenya to capture the right scenery, down to the last rock and plant, and also drew inspiration from Sir David Attenborough's Planet Earth documentary.


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