John Oliver felt ‘intimidated’ by Beyonce photo

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!