JOHN Oliver felt intimidated by the mere thought of Beyonce’s presence at the Lion King cast photo-shoot.
The 42-year-old comedian – who voices the part of Zazu alongside Beyonce in the new Disney movie – has joked that he was overwhelmed by the prospect of appearing in the same photo as the chart-topping superstar.
He quipped, “She wasn’t there on Friday night. But there
was a marker on the floor noting where she’d be photo-shopped in.
“Chiwetel (Ejiofor) was sitting in the front and he said, ‘You need to be careful where your foot is,’ and I look down on the floor and there was just this piece of tape on the floor with Beyonce’s name on it…”
John – who hosts Last Week Tonight – admitted the thought prompted an “electrical reaction”.
Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he
continued, “… Just the future presence of Beyonce was so intimidating.”
The stand-up star also explained his deer-in-headlights expression in the movie’s official photo.
John said, “What I’m doing is imagining that I am about to be put into a photo with Beyonce one day and that was nerve-wracking enough!” – BANG!