Donald Glover on Beyoncé, The Lion King & Childish Gambino

  • Published: 10 July 2019
  • Donald talks about The Lion King, the future of Childish Gambino, writing for “30 Rock,” how he spent all of his TV money, being a terrible RA in college, his son not knowing he plays Simba, and meeting Beyoncé.

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    Donald Glover on Beyoncé, The Lion King & Childish Gambino
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  • Daniel Zuluaga
    Daniel Zuluaga  1 hours back

    Why this seems so scripted?

    • Fernando Gandara
      Fernando Gandara  2 hours back

      Waiting for atlanta!!!!

      • Johann Schmidt
        Johann Schmidt  3 hours back

        Who writes these interview questions? Donald was bored asf by what was asked, and so was I about 4 min in...
        Sean from Hot Ones has ruined me... I can no longer watch borning celeb interviews where the interviewer doesn't care about the guest haha.

        • Marko Popović
          Marko Popović  4 hours back

          oh! that's not that tuxedo dress guy from the Oscars … keep mixing them :D

          • Emanuel Santos
            Emanuel Santos  5 hours back

            Nala: Do you slay lions?
            Simba: Well.. This is America

            • dmc2020
              dmc2020  6 hours back

              All the Beyoncé questions struck me as extremely disrespectful. Nauseatingly so. I don’t know squat about Beyoncé. I mean, perhaps I could pick her out of a small lineup, but Glover is wickedly talented, like on the order of creative genius, judging by some of his work. Awful interview 🙄

              • Matthew Gower
                Matthew Gower  7 hours back

                Part of the reason I like Glover so much is because of how down to earth he is.

                • Camila Teixeira
                  Camila Teixeira  8 hours back

                  Esse homem é tudo para mim

                  • Thayane Elias
                    Thayane Elias  8 hours back

                    He's so funny 😂😂

                    • J H
                      J H  9 hours back

                      at home throwing paper in a trash hahahahah

                      • Rudament Producer
                        Rudament Producer  10 hours back

                        He's actually way funnier than I expect everytime he speaks. Lol.

                        • Wilma FistFit
                          Wilma FistFit  17 hours back

                          Ugh wtf was that clip. I thought it was supposed to be realistic

                          • Angel Morales
                            Angel Morales  18 hours back

                            He was way too upset about the interview. The part of ''this is a script for Atlanta'' reveals it

                            • Raina Barnett
                              Raina Barnett  20 hours back

                              11:01 he looks so insanelyyy bored!!!!

                              • BigBoss7777777
                                BigBoss7777777  20 hours back

                                This guy absolutely sucked as Simba, completely forgettable performance. And you can barely even hear him in the 'Can you feel the love tonight'. Overrated.

                                • brownsugarglamour
                                  brownsugarglamour  23 hours back

                                  He’s kinda like a more present/talkative Kanye during interviews LOL

                                  • Shea la Cadena
                                    Shea la Cadena  23 hours back

                                    Glover kind of seems irritated each time Jimmy mentions Beyonce

                                    • Ashley Cheatham
                                      Ashley Cheatham  1 days back

                                      We need another stand up special from Gambino

                                      • Sarah DIN
                                        Sarah DIN  1 days back

                                        His humor is dry and intelligent reminds me of Richard Ayoade

                                        • Conner Lang
                                          Conner Lang  1 days back

                                          I thought the movie was pretty good

                                          • GunScott HDgaming
                                            GunScott HDgaming  2 days back

                                            I never knew This is America guy can sing

                                            • Timmy G
                                              Timmy G  2 days back

                                              I love Donald's super dry sense of humor. He's hilarious, not to mention mega talented!!

                                              • Ruth Cuadrado
                                                Ruth Cuadrado  2 days back

                                                Am I the only one who is not fascinated by or even interested in Beyonce?
                                                I don’t dislike her but she feels so overhyped that it takes away her charm

                                                • Edna Louis
                                                  Edna Louis  2 days back

                                                  Gushers definitely hit.

                                                  • مرسي جاسر
                                                    مرسي جاسر  2 days back

                                                    The lion king stolen from anime kimba the white lion

                                                    • BlackSH0veldeath
                                                      BlackSH0veldeath  2 days back

                                                      God damn. My niggas beard is on point

                                                      I didn't even realize this remake was happening. The animation looks absolutely incredible tho. I may actually see this. And Billy eichner and Seth Rogan as timone and pumba is awesome. Great casting on this film

                                                      • Gregorio Mangisel II
                                                        Gregorio Mangisel II  2 days back

                                                        The original's on right now!

                                                        • M D
                                                          M D  2 days back

                                                          Thumbs up just for the Gushers

                                                          • Olivia Stecewcz
                                                            Olivia Stecewcz  2 days back

                                                            I don’t think people realize how hilarious Donald Glover is

                                                            • ErinIona
                                                              ErinIona  2 days back

                                                              Seriously getting the impression Donald doesn't like Beyonce and I love it XD

                                                              • Danial Shafiq
                                                                Danial Shafiq  2 days back

                                                                He was kinda trash in the movie. A trash simba

                                                                • Nico Stefano
                                                                  Nico Stefano  2 days back

                                                                  dissapointed, I felt like Nalaa was going to sing all the single ladies

                                                                  • Yelena Maslova
                                                                    Yelena Maslova  2 days back

                                                                    I just watched the Lion King remake and I was pretty sad about how poorly Donald Performed. His characterization of Simba was very emotionless. All of his lines felt rushed and empty.

                                                                    • Miguel Orantes
                                                                      Miguel Orantes  2 days back

                                                                      Buddy your laugh is so fake and soooo fukin annoying ehhhhhh ehhhhhh ehhh ehhh e e e
                                                                      Brutal man

                                                                      • hewie
                                                                        hewie  2 days back


                                                                        talking about his son...


                                                                        “Sorry, AIDS beats baby by this much”

                                                                        • serious
                                                                          serious  2 days back

                                                                          Jimmy's transitions are crap

                                                                          • Butt Why??
                                                                            Butt Why??  3 days back

                                                                            They should've just used human actors instead of animals.

                                                                            • J.Rene
                                                                              J.Rene  3 days back

                                                                              The movie suck. Voices were too plain. No joy in them. The movie would of been better with no voices. Ahahaha.

                                                                              • Hello Lipsey
                                                                                Hello Lipsey  3 days back

                                                                                Idk but he's giving me Kanye vibes pre-Kardashian 🤷🏿

                                                                                • Homeslice Brice
                                                                                  Homeslice Brice  3 days back

                                                                                  Its crazy. He was doing the voice of Simba back when Solo was still new. It's crazy how long these things take and how they keep it all a secret until the trailer is released.

                                                                                  • Andres Ramirez Cartagena

                                                                                    I always think he must miss Abella Anderson hehehe. Lucky Danny!

                                                                                    • Proud Kiwi
                                                                                      Proud Kiwi  3 days back

                                                                                      I have to say Beyonce and Gambino sung beautifully. Loved their melodies together. But as far as voice acting went they were definitely not the best actors for the job. Disney should have casted actual voice actors or better actors who can voice better. These two were just lucky they were black.

                                                                                      • PrOd Délices
                                                                                        PrOd Délices  3 days back

                                                                                        In the interview, with his head covered, Donald Glover looks and talks like Ben Affleck’s younger black brother.

                                                                                        • Channelblue123
                                                                                          Channelblue123  3 days back

                                                                                          Does something about him just seem geniusly😍

                                                                                          • Emerald Stuff
                                                                                            Emerald Stuff  3 days back

                                                                                            IT MEANS NO FURRIES DONALD

                                                                                            • lola llowerty
                                                                                              lola llowerty  3 days back

                                                                                              I'll just leave my comment up under the lion channel not here ..wake up people

                                                                                              • Zyphent
                                                                                                Zyphent  3 days back

                                                                                                Dude is so sharp. "Will there be animals there? ""...well it IS Hollywood"

                                                                                                • Legolover903
                                                                                                  Legolover903  3 days back

                                                                                                  *Looks at the credits*
                                                                                                  “lOnG LIvE ThE KiNG”