What’s it like working with one some of the biggest stars in Hollywood (aka Beyoncé and Donald Glover)? We would imagine it’s pretty intimidating. But actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen recently opened up about their experience with the two on the new live-action The Lion King film in the best way they know how—with jokes.
If you didn’t know, the two comedians voice the roles of Timon and Pumba, while Queen Bey takes on the role of Nala and Glover, Simba.
In a recent interview with Variety, the comedians were asked what it’s like singing alongside Bey and Glover (Childish Gambino).
"It's about time. This is the culmination for them of so many years of hard work trying to get to our level," Eichner joked. "It's really gratifying that we've been able to give them this opportunity."
Rogen continued. "Yeah, I feel good for them. They deserve this break. I can't imagine how thrilling it must be for them.”
Eichner, 40, and Rogen, 37, will be featured on classic tracks such as "Hakuna Matata" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"
"The songs were probably one of the more intimidating parts to record in terms of having to walk this fine line of nodding to the original and certain elements of the original performances that people just love and would be disappointed not to hear again, but also finding ways to make it our own," Eichner said in the interview. "Especially 'Hakuna Matata'—that song is ingrained in people's heads. Once you get past the first few takes, you start to fall into your own rhythm. Eventually the anxiety wears off, but that's a big one to take on."
The Lion King will hit theaters on July 19.