Interview: The Lion King’s JD McCrary and Shahadi Wright Joseph Talk with TYF

Can you feel the nostalgia tonight? Disney’s crown jewel, The Lion King, gets the live-action treatment (well, the photo-realistic animation treatment anyway) with the help of Childish Gambino and Beyoncé to name a few. We at The Young Folks had the great pleasure of sitting down with young Simba (JD McCrary) and Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph) to talk about their roles in The Lion King, the scenes they were really excited to recreate, the best advice they’ve ever received, and more!

Make sure to watch our sit down with JD and Shahadi and then head to theaters to watch these two lend their voices to Simba and Nala in Disney’s The Lion King.

The Lion King is currently playing in theaters.