See Beyoncé & The Rest Of ‘The Lion King’ Cast Stun At the World Premiere
The cast of the Disney live-action (*cough* CGI *cough*) remake of The Lion King, along with many others, came out to celebrate the film’s world premiere. This, of course, includes Beyoncé, as well as a few other surprise guests. Here’s a look at the star-studded event.
The cast of The Lion King
Let’s kick things off with Simba himself. Donald Glover hit the red carpet in a white and red plaid suit, along with matching red shoes. The actor, who is also a rapper under the name Childish Gambino, sported a long yet well-trimmed beard.
Comedic actor and writer Seth Rogen provided the voice for Pumba, Simba’s warthog friend. Rogen wore a black suit with a colorful patterned shirt underneath.
Comedian Billy Eichner voiced Timon, Pumba’s best friend, who also happens to be a meerkat. Eichner wore a red suit over a white collared shirt adorned with black and red markings. He completed the look with brown shoes and a pink tie.
The villains of The Lion King
Actor Keegan-Michael Key may be best known for his comedic work, but he kept things more serious at the premiere. Key, who voiced the hyena Kamari wore a basic black suit and shoes with a white colored shirt. Most exciting was his tie, which featured a blue floral pattern.
Actress Florence Kasumba may not be someone you’re familiar with, but you’ve seen in small roles in major films such as Black Panther and Wonder Woman. She voiced another of the hyenas, Shenzi. Kasumba wore a gorgeous black and gold sequined dress with long earrings.
The third hyena, Azizi, is voiced by comedian Eric Andre. Andre attended the premiere in his usual eccentric fashion, donning a hot pink suit with gold accents over a neon green shirt.
Here we have two of the film’s voice actors. Chiwitel Ejiofor provided the voice for the villainous lion, Scar. He attended the premiere in a simple black suit over a white collared shirt. Next to him is John Kani, who voiced Rafiki the monkey. Kani jazzed things up with an orange jacket over a black shirt and pants, along with a matching bow tie.
Even more of the cast
Young JD McCrary voiced Simba in his younger years in the film. He went all out for the premiere, wearing matching pants and jacket adorned with intricate designs and gems.
Finally, we have director Jon Favreau and actress Alfre Woodard, who voiced Simba’s mother, Sarabi. Favreau stuck to his usual simple attire: A blue suit with a black tie. Woodard looked stunning in a black and silver dress with gold accents in various patterns.
Other Disney ladies
Disney is all about keeping it in the family. R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle are stars of the Freeform series Grown-ish, but at least one of them has a new connection to the mouse — Halle (right), will be playing Ariel in the upcoming The Little Mermaid remake.
Both sisters wore black. Chloe, the elder of the two, went for a unique take on the usual men’s attire, wearing an over-sized, backless jacket and tailored slacks. Halle opted for a long-sleeved velvet mini-dress with matching boots.
Actress Raven-Symoné has been a Disney darling for many years, beginning with her hit teen series That’s So Raven! back in the day. She has now returned to the role years later in Disney Channel spin-off Raven’s Home.
The actress took to the red carpet for The Lion King premiere in an all-black ensemble consisting of a long jacket, baggy pants, and chunky, heeled boots. The lack of color down below draws your eyes where they belong — up to her rainbow-colored braids, tied up into a bun, and her bright, feathered earrings.
The women formerly known as Destiny’s Child
Yes, Bey is a solo act now, but we’ll never forget Destiny’s Child. And, it seems, neither will they. Kelly Rowland was at the premiere in a theme-appropriate zebra-striped dress. She also brought her four-year-old son, Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, to see the kid’s film.
Of course, the reunion wouldn’t be complete without Michelle Williams. The singer wore a gorgeous and very reflective gown made up of sequins that look like miniature stones. She looked regal, to say the least. Which just leaves us with…
The queen herself was there in all her glory. And of course, she brought along her biggest little fan: Her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The mother-daughter duo matched in their silver and black outfits — Bey’s a suit-jacket-like dress with a sheer black skirt, and Blue’s a jacket and pants with the same skirt. Every detail was perfect, of course. What else would you expect from the Queen Beyoncé and her Princess?