Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, has revealed that she encouraged the star to take on the role of Nala in "The Lion King" remake.
The 37-year-old singer will voice Nala in the upcoming Disney remake and Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, revealed the original movie was a big part of Beyoncé's childhood.
She told Variety: "My kids [Beyoncé and Solange] and I watched 'The Lion King' probably 30 times, so I was a big push for Beyoncé to do the voice of Nala. Think about that for your kids when they get older.
"I got to see part of the movie and I cried, I mean It's going to be another 50-60 years of [audiences watching]".
Tina also confirmed that she has heard some of the "beautiful" original music Beyoncé is working on for the new movie.