Young 'Lion King' actors had Beyoncé-size shoes to fill

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The young actors in the new "The Lion King" have been waiting for what feels like a lifetime for the movie to come out.

Shahadi Wright Joseph was 11 years old when she was cast to voice young Nala. JD McCrary who would play young Simba was only 8.

That was three years ago. The big budget reimagining of the animated classic is finally hitting theaters nationwide Thursday night.

The young actors didn't have extensive film resumes, but they both had some key connections.

Shahadi has played young Nala in the Broadway production. JD collaborated with Donald Glover, who plays adult Simba, on the Childish Gambino song "Terrified" in 2016.

You may also interested in

Fundamentalists gain ground in Algeria as war memory fades

Aug 20, 2016

Mosques are going up, women are covering up and bars, restaurants and shops selling alcoholic beverages are shutting down in a changing Algeria where, slowly but surely, Muslim fundamentalists are gaining ground

British comic actor, mental health campaigner Brian Rix dies

Aug 20, 2016

Brian Rix, a British comic actor who used his fame to draw attention to the struggles of people with learning disabilities, has died

Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case

Aug 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup

Syok Asia welcomes the generations to witness the beautiful world of art and creativity in Malaysia and the rest of the world.

Contact us: sales@syokasia.com