According to John Oliver, he felt intimidated by the mere thought of Beyonce's presence at the 'Lion King' cast photo shoot.
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!''
During the interview, John reaffirmed an earlier claim that Beyonce is the ''actual queen'', rather than Queen Elizabeth II.
Justifying his previous statement, the comedy star - who was born in England but now resides in the US - said: ''It didn't seem like that was that controversial to say!
''If you had a choice to choose between Beyonce and Queen Elizabeth II, is anyone including Queen Elizabeth II taking the second one?''
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