Donald Glover’s son was more excited for Beyonce in The Lion King

Donald Glover’s son was more excited over Beyonce starring in The Lion King than his father.The 35-year-old, who voices the older Simba in Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of the 1994 Disney animated classic, has revealed that his son Legend cheekily o…

Donald Glover’s son was more excited over Beyonce starring in The Lion King than his father.

The 35-year-old, who voices the older Simba in Jon Favreau’s live-action remake of the 1994 Disney animated classic, has revealed that his son Legend cheekily overlooked his huge role in the highly-anticipated movie.

“This is my son’s favourite movie. He’s like a big animal person,” Glover told Entertainment Tonight. “I wasn’t going to tell him that I was in it. I was just going to let him see it and see what happened. And I was like, ‘Hey, do you want to see The Lion King?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, Beyonce’s is in it, right?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, daddy’s in it too, though. Daddy’s in it.’

“(Beyonce’s) demo is wide-reaching. He’s super excited about it.”

In addition, the Atlanta actor noted that he still can’t believe he’s a major part of the live-action film and was stunned when director Favreau asked him to voice Simba.

“It’s a big deal for me. It’s a special moment for me,” the star gushed. “For me, I’ve been in the business for a while, but to be able to work with Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Jon Favreau, like, iconic people in this business, it’s an amazing feeling. It’s a lot of good people.

“Jon did a really good job. I still can’t believe he kind of asked me… I thought he was going to (ask me) can I sign something for his son, who I heard was a fan, and then he was like, ‘Do you want to be Simba?’ And I was like, ‘Me? You really want me to do that?’ I’m just glad he asked.”

The Lion King hits cinemas from 19 July.

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Rihanna thanks Donald Glover for giving her Guava Island role

Rihanna has heaped praise on Donald Glover for “trusting” her with a role in Guava Island. The singer and Ocean’s 8 star began working with the Atlanta actor on the top-secret project in August (18), and the 56-minute musical film finally premiered at…

Rihanna has heaped praise on Donald Glover for “trusting” her with a role in Guava Island.

The singer and Ocean’s 8 star began working with the Atlanta actor on the top-secret project in August (18), and the 56-minute musical film finally premiered at the Coachella Music Festival last week (ends14Apr19) before streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rihanna has stayed silent about the project for months, but on Wednesday night, she opened up about the film for the first time and thanked Donald, who also goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, for casting her as his love interest Kofi Novia.

“Wow! the response to #GuavaIsland has been quite overwhelming,” she wrote on Instagram. “So happy you guys felt the beauty in this film! @childishgambino you are a true gem to the culture. I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team! Thank you for trusting me with this role! It was the greatest experience being in Cuba, phones off, present with life and art! It was humbling! I loved watching every second of it!”

She accompanied the message with a clip of Donald’s character Deni Maroon serenading Kofi with a romantic song on the beach.

The project was first revealed in August when pictures of the duo shooting the film in Havana, Cuba surfaced online, and it was only officially announced when a teaser clip from the movie premiered at Donald’s PHAROS Festival in New Zealand.

Announcing the film’s release on Amazon, the 35-year-old previously said in a statement, “I’m really humbled having the opportunity to present something this timely and timeless. Between Rihanna and the people of Cuba, this is one of my favourite projects I’ve ever worked on.”

The film, which also stars Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie, marks the feature directorial debut for Hiro Murai, who directed Childish Gambino’s award-winning music video for This Is America.

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Lakeith Stanfield won’t push sartorial boundaries ‘for the sake of it’

Lakeith Stanfield doesn’t push fashion boundaries just for the sake of it.The Atlanta actor is helping to change the face of male fashion, and has wowed on the red carpet in outfits like a patterned suit with matching shirt, a designer cummerbund, and …

Lakeith Stanfield doesn’t push fashion boundaries just for the sake of it.

The Atlanta actor is helping to change the face of male fashion, and has wowed on the red carpet in outfits like a patterned suit with matching shirt, a designer cummerbund, and a velvet bomber jacket, in recent months.

And his stylist is adamant Lakeith never goes for the shock value with his clothes, rather just dresses in garments he genuinely likes.

“Lakeith has a strong, unique, very personal sense of style and honestly those people are the most fun to work with because they have a point of view,” stylist Adam Ballheim told Vogue. “In Lakeith’s case, he wants to push boundaries, and not just for the sake of pushing boundaries, but because he just wants to dress like himself. He’s not the kind of guy that’s just going to wear a black tuxedo to every event.”

As well as acting, the stylish 27-year-old, who often accessories his wardrobe with a hat, has also become a Fashion Week front row regular.

But Adam went on to explain that the pair are acutely aware of going too far with fashion when it comes to picking Lakeith’s unique outfits.

“You run the risk of people trying too hard,” Adam mused. “You have to look comfortable and the outfit has to be something they’d actually wear and not just a costume. I would be very sad if my entire life was just putting people in black tuxedos all day.”

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Donald Glover named GQ’s best-dressed man

Donald Glover has been crowned GQ’s best-dressed man of 2019.The accolade tops off a bumper year for the multi-talented star; his hit FX series Atlanta took home four Emmys earlier this year (18), and the video for Glover’s chart-dominating track T…

Donald Glover has been crowned GQ’s best-dressed man of 2019.

The accolade tops off a bumper year for the multi-talented star; his hit FX series Atlanta took home four Emmys earlier this year (18), and the video for Glover’s chart-dominating track This Is America, as rap alter ego Childish Gambino, racked up more than 50 million views on YouTube in just four days.

He’s now been lauded for his style, with editors at GQ moving him from number 18 to the top spot on this year’s countdown.

“In short, Donald Glover is a new-wave renaissance man – and his style is superbly ‘wavey’ too, providing all the Seventies-inspired vibes a modern man needs in his wardrobe right now,” editors wrote.

“While his array of cheekily unbuttoned silk shirts and soft, striped V-neck knits over the past year get honourable mention, our favourite facet of his personal style has to be his commitment to anything-but-black tuxedos – especially the regal, all-purple Gucci rig he wore to the Emmys in September. Our king.”

Kim Jones, creative director of Dior Homme, also heaped praise on the star.

“On screen and in person, Donald Glover wears his clothes with charisma and style,” Jones stated.

Just behind Glover in second place is GQ favourite Jeff Goldblum, followed by new entry Timothee Chalamet at number three, Travis Scott and Richard Madden.

The Prince of Wales, David Beckham, John Legend, Harry Styles and Skepta round out the top 10, while A$AP Rocky, Post Malone and Luke Evans are among the names to make the cut of 50 best-dressed men.

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Brian Tyree Henry joins Millie Bobby Brown in Godzilla vs. Kong

Two of TV’s biggest stars are teaming up on the big screen as Brian Tyree Henry and Millie Bobby Brown sign on to Godzilla vs. Kong.Atlanta star Brian, who was nominated for an Emmy earlier this year for his turn as Paper Boi in Donald Glover’s hit…

Two of TV’s biggest stars are teaming up on the big screen as Brian Tyree Henry and Millie Bobby Brown sign on to Godzilla vs. Kong.

Atlanta star Brian, who was nominated for an Emmy earlier this year for his turn as Paper Boi in Donald Glover’s hit series, is continuing his move into film, after also landing parts in Hotel Artemis, White Boy Rick and Steve McQueen’s highly-anticipated heist movie Widows.

And 14-year-old Millie, a household name thanks to Netflix smash Stranger Things, will be reprising her role of Madison Russell in the Godzilla franchise, after already filming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which hits screens in 2019.

Godzilla vs. Kong marks the fourth film in the latest incarnation of the monster movies which originated from a series of Japanese films in the ‘50s. The first was 2014’s Godzilla, which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen, followed by 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, with Tom Hiddleston taking the lead with support from Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson and John Goodman.

And 36-year-old Brian could soon be following in the footsteps of the franchise’s other stars by starring in a superhero movie.

“I would love to,” he told GQ America. “I’m looking for any reason for somebody to go and make me train. I’m not going and working out on my own, so if somebody wants to give me the Marvel treatment and go, ‘Hey man, look, We want you to go get jacked for four months so you can be… Spy Lord. F**k. Yes. When you run this interview, make sure you put this in all bold caps so the Comic-Con and the people at Marvel can see that I’m serious, okay?”

Godzilla vs. Kong, directed by Adam Wingard and also starring Kyle Chandler and Danai Gurira, is slated for a May 2020 release date.

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Sterling K. Brown assumed Hotel Artemis co-star Jodie Foster would be aloof

Sterling K. Brown thought Jodie Foster would be aloof and unapproachable before they met on the Hotel Artemis set.The two stars appear alongside each other in Drew Pearce’s new dystopian crime drama, about a members-only hotel/hospital hybrid that take…

Sterling K. Brown thought Jodie Foster would be aloof and unapproachable before they met on the Hotel Artemis set.

The two stars appear alongside each other in Drew Pearce’s new dystopian crime drama, about a members-only hotel/hospital hybrid that takes in criminals. Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, Jeff Goldblum and Sofia Boutella also star.

“My preconception was that Jodie would be aloof and unapproachable, and I could not have been happier to find out that the absolute opposite was true,” Sterling beamed to British newspaper Metro. “She’s incredibly warm and accessible.”

In the film, Sterling plays criminal with a heart Waikiki, which is a world away from the role that made him famous – Randall Pearson in beloved TV series This Is Us.

The 42-year-old has been melting hearts as lovable Randall since 2016, with the part bagging him both an Emmy and Golden Globe, the latter of which made him the first African-American to win the prize for best actor in a drama.

He also won an Emmy for his role in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, but Sterling now has his sights set on more movie roles.

“This is like my first leading-man kind of action thing. And that was really exciting!” he said of Hotel Artemis.

And with parts in upcoming flicks The Predator and The Rhythm Section, as well as a role in Marvel smash hit Black Panther, it looks like action could be his forte.

“I am still looking forward to my Rambo moment, when I can cover myself in slime and start taking people out,” he smiled, adding some of his favourite films growing up were Ricochet and Die Hard.

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Donald Glover on potential Willy Wonka casting: ‘It’s cool to be thought of’

Donald Glover has opened up about rumours speculating that he’s going to play Willy Wonka in a new movie.The multi-talented star has become hot Hollywood property in recent years, starring in blockbusters Solo: A Star Wars Story and Spider-Man: Homecom…

Donald Glover has opened up about rumours speculating that he’s going to play Willy Wonka in a new movie.

The multi-talented star has become hot Hollywood property in recent years, starring in blockbusters Solo: A Star Wars Story and Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as his award-winning TV series Atlanta.

He’s also voicing Simba in the upcoming live-action Lion King remake and recently won a Grammy as his rap alter ego Childish Gambino.

On top of all that, movie insiders report that Glover is in talks to star as the famous Roald Dahl character, previously portrayed onscreen by Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp.

“It kind of terrified me as a child a little bit,” Glover told Entertainment Tonight of 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. “It was a really scary movie to me. I mean, I watched it a lot but I was kind of terrified by it. I mean, you know, it’s a classic.

“I don’t know, there have been a lot of Willy Wonkas,” he added of him potentially taking on the role. “I would have to think about it on some level. But it’s cool that people are thinking about me.”

When pushed for details about how he’d reinterpret the character he laughed: “No I haven’t thought about it at all, I’ll leave that to Twitter.”

The Hollywood rumour mill went into overdrive last week (ends10Jun18), when it was reported that Glover, Ryan Gosling and Ezra Miller were all in the running to play the famous chocolate factory owner in Warner Bros.’ planned Willy Wonka movie.

Paddington director Paul King and writer Simon Rich are both attached to the project, though further details are being kept under wraps.

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Zazie Beetz pleased to be breaking racial stereotypes in Deadpool 2

Zazie Beetz loves that her Deadpool 2 character shows black actresses in a new light.The German-born American star is fast becoming one of the hottest names in Hollywood, first making a name for herself in Donald Glover’s TV series Atlanta, before la…

Zazie Beetz loves that her Deadpool 2 character shows black actresses in a new light.

The German-born American star is fast becoming one of the hottest names in Hollywood, first making a name for herself in Donald Glover’s TV series Atlanta, before landing the role of Domino in the latest Deadpool outing.

Talking to Vanity Fair about her superhero turn in the Marvel flick, Zazie explained how she’s pleased to be portraying something different from the usual stereotype.

“I think black women are often depicted specifically in terms of the struggle, and never having the privilege of feeling light at heart and feeling that release, right? And that is a pretty cool thing to see on a screen,” she smiled.

Zazie is joined by Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin in the big budget movie, with the trio also lined up to star in X-Men spin-off X-Force, with Deadpool writer Rhett Reese recently confirming the new movie will be an R-rated take on X-Men.

And looking even further into the future, 26-year-old Zazie reckons Domino could have her very own origin story

“I would love to see an origin story. I would like to see where Domino came from, because it is kind of a dark and interesting background,” she said in an interview with CBR. “With her luck, she doesn’t really have to worry if things are going to go her way or not, because they just do. Which I think lends itself to a light-heartedness and a light-footedness in everything.”

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Zazie Beetz won Deadpool 2 role in just three words

Ryan Reynolds knew actress Zazie Beetz would be a perfect fit for his Deadpool sequel just seconds after the pair met during her audition. The Atlanta star portrays lucky mutant Domino, also known as Neena Thurman, in the sequel to 2016’s hit action m…

Ryan Reynolds knew actress Zazie Beetz would be a perfect fit for his Deadpool sequel just seconds after the pair met during her audition.

The Atlanta star portrays lucky mutant Domino, also known as Neena Thurman, in the sequel to 2016’s hit action movie, reportedly beating out the likes of Kerry Washington and Sienna Miller for the coveted gig.

And leading man Ryan, who also serves as a co-writer and producer on the new Marvel project, reveals he was so impressed by her take on the comic book character, he was instantly won over.

“She read for the role and like, two or three words into it, I remember looking over at our brilliant director David (Leitch) and just going, ‘Oh oh oh oh…!’ She’s incredible.”

Ryan and David broke the news to Beetz in an early morning phone call not long after the try out, and she was so stunned, she shed tears of joy.

“I was (surprised to be cast), I know they were also testing with a bunch of other great people so I definitely, genuinely was very surprised,” she smiled on breakfast show Good Morning America.

“On the day I found out, Ryan was texting me in the morning and I was like, this is suspicious and early, and then him and the director Dave called me and… I think I cried a little…”

When the news of her addition to the Deadpool 2 line-up emerged last year (17), a number of Marvel fans took to social media to question the casting, as Domino is typically portrayed in the comic books as a white woman, and Beetz is of African-American heritage.

However, she did her own research into the mutant hero and declared, “I want to point out there was never a race assigned to the character, at least according to the creator, but yes, I look very different from the comic version.”

Deadpool 2, which also stars Josh Brolin as Cable, opens in theatres this week (ends18May18).

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