What Beyoncé likes about ‘The Lion King’ remake
I’m still a bit in shock that I’m a part of this film, because I grew up loving ‘The Lion King,’” said pop superstar Beyoncé, the voice actor behind Nala in the remake of the beloved 1994 animated feature.
Speaking on ABC’s recent television special “The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” the 37-year-old music artist recalled crying when she first saw the musical film when she was a young girl.
“It’s so much nostalgia for me and it’s the first Disney film that brought me to tears,” related Beyoncé, who appreciated the fact that the director, Jon Favreau, deemed it important that the female characters in the movie was portrayed as the heroes they are.
“He put Nala right alongside Simba in the big fight. I thought that was really interesting and really real, because women, you know, we’re the fighters,” she pointed out.
The singer-songwriter, who also produced and curated a soundtrack titled, “Lion King: The Gift,” added: “The movie has an incredible spirit. It opens you up, it talks about the struggle for standing up and fighting for what you love, and it takes you on so many emotional rides.” —ALLAN POLICARPIO
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