How Matthew Broderick Went From Kimba To Simba With ‘The Lion King’

On the latest episode of Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars, we spotlight the hit 1994 feature The Lion King. During that press junket, Matthew Broderick talked about being cast for the role of Simba.

“I was thrilled because it was a chance to be a part of these things that I grew up with,” said Broderick. “I remember Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs being my movie when I was a kid. My sister used to twist my ears and kiss me on the forehead goodnight. I thought that was hilarious. So it was great to have a chance to be a part of this thing.”

Click on the media bar to hear Broderick humorously recall how he initially told people he was playing Kimba the White Lion when he landed his role on The Lion King.

The live action remake of The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau and featuring the voice of Donald Glover as Simba, hits theaters July 19.

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