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Billy Eichner Talks ‘Lion King,’ Beyonce, Oscar buzz, And More | TODAY



>>> HE’S THE HILARIOUS STAR WITH >>> HE’S THE HILARIOUS STAR WITH THE PROBLEM-FREE PHILOSOPHY AND THE PROBLEM-FREE PHILOSOPHY AND LUCKY FOR US HE AIN’T NO PASSING LUCKY FOR US HE AIN’T NO PASSING CRAZE. CRAZE. WOW ACTION TWO PUNS IN ONE. WOW ACTION TWO PUNS IN ONE. THE ONE AND ONLY BILLY EICHNER. THE ONE AND ONLY BILLY EICHNER. >> HE JOINS A STAR-STUDDED CAST >> HE JOINS A STAR-STUDDED CAST IN THE REMAKE OF "THE LION KING" IN THE REMAKE OF "THE LION KING" WHICH STAMPEDED TO OVER $185 WHICH STAMPEDED TO OVER $185 MILLION AT THE U.S. BOX OFFICE, MILLION AT THE U.S. BOX OFFICE, MAKING IT THE BIGGEST OPENING MAKING IT THE BIGGEST OPENING WEEKEND FOR A DISNEY REMAKE WEEKEND FOR A DISNEY REMAKE EVER. EVER. >> AND BILLY STEALS THE SHOW, >> AND BILLY STEALS THE SHOW, EVERYONE’S FAVORITE MERE CAT AND EVERYONE’S FAVORITE MERE CAT AND HE AND HIS PARTNER ENCOUNTER A HE AND HIS PARTNER ENCOUNTER A YOUNG SIMBA. YOUNG SIMBA. >> OH, NO, IT’S A LITTLE LION. >> OH, NO, IT’S A LITTLE LION. >> THAT IS NOT A LION. >> THAT IS NOT A LION. >> WHAT IS IT? >> WHAT IS IT? >> IT’S A FURRY BIRD. >> IT’S A FURRY BIRD. >> IT’S NOT A LION. >> IT’S NOT A LION. LET ME GET A CLOSER LOOK. LET ME GET A CLOSER LOOK. EXCUSE ME. EXCUSE ME. ALL RIGHT, LET ME SEE WHAT WE’RE ALL RIGHT, LET ME SEE WHAT WE’RE DEALING WITH HERE. DEALING WITH HERE. IT’S A LION! IT’S A LION! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! >> WAIT, IT’S A LITTLE LION. >> WAIT, IT’S A LITTLE LION. >> IT GETS BIGGER. >> IT GETS BIGGER. >> CAN WE KEEP HIM? >> CAN WE KEEP HIM? CAN WE PLEASE KEEP HIM? CAN WE PLEASE KEEP HIM? I PROMISE, I’LL WALK HIM EVERY I PROMISE, I’LL WALK HIM EVERY DAY. DAY. >> YOU’LL BE HIS LITTLE MESS. >> YOU’LL BE HIS LITTLE MESS. HE’LL EAT YOU AND USE MY BODY AS HE’LL EAT YOU AND USE MY BODY AS A TOOTHPICK. A TOOTHPICK. >> BILLY, THIS MOVIE IS SO >> BILLY, THIS MOVIE IS SO GREAT. GREAT. >> OH, THANK YOU. >> OH, THANK YOU. >> WE SAW IT THIS WEEKEND. >> WE SAW IT THIS WEEKEND. I TOOK MY GIRLS. I TOOK MY GIRLS. AND YOU REALLY DO STEAL THE AND YOU REALLY DO STEAL THE SHOW. SHOW. THERE’S OSCAR BUZZ ALREADY. THERE’S OSCAR BUZZ ALREADY. >> I GUESS. >> I GUESS. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. >> THERE IS, IT’S ALL OVER THE >> THERE IS, IT’S ALL OVER THE INTERNET. INTERNET. >> IT’S ALL OVER! >> IT’S ALL OVER! I HAVE OSCAR BUZZ. I HAVE OSCAR BUZZ. >> YOU DO. >> YOU DO. >> NO VOICE ACTOR HAS EVER BEEN >> NO VOICE ACTOR HAS EVER BEEN NOMINATED. NOMINATED. >> NOT EVEN ALADDIN? >> NOT EVEN ALADDIN? >> NOT EVEN ROBIN WILLIAMS IN >> NOT EVEN ROBIN WILLIAMS IN "ALADDIN." "ALADDIN." >> HOW CAN WE HELP? >> HOW CAN WE HELP? >> GET OUT THERE AND HAVE YOUR >> GET OUT THERE AND HAVE YOUR VOICES HEART ON THE INTERNET. VOICES HEART ON THE INTERNET. >> PEOPLE KNOW YOU FOR YOUR >> PEOPLE KNOW YOU FOR YOUR COMEDY AND KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO COMEDY AND KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO BE A FUNNY GUY, BUT I DON’T BE A FUNNY GUY, BUT I DON’T THINK THEY KNEW THAT YOU COULD THINK THEY KNEW THAT YOU COULD SING. SING. YOU HAVE AN INCREDIBLE BROADWAY YOU HAVE AN INCREDIBLE BROADWAY VOICE. VOICE. IN FACT BROADWAY WAS WHERE YOU IN FACT BROADWAY WAS WHERE YOU WANTED TO BE, RIGHT? WANTED TO BE, RIGHT? >> I GREW UP IN NEW YORK AND MY >> I GREW UP IN NEW YORK AND MY PARENTS LOVE BROADWAY AND LOVED PARENTS LOVE BROADWAY AND LOVED MUSICALS AND TOOK ME ALL THE MUSICALS AND TOOK ME ALL THE TIME. TIME. I HAD A GOOD SINGING VOICE AS A I HAD A GOOD SINGING VOICE AS A KID AND I TOOK SINGING LESSONS. KID AND I TOOK SINGING LESSONS. >> ME TOO. >> ME TOO. BUT I’M NOT ON "THE LION KING." BUT I’M NOT ON "THE LION KING." >> DID YOU EVER WANT TO BE IN >> DID YOU EVER WANT TO BE IN "LES MISERABLES"? "LES MISERABLES"? >> NO. >> NO. I WAS LIKE A FAT JEWISH KID, I WAS LIKE A FAT JEWISH KID, THERE WAS NOTHING FOR ME TO DO THERE WAS NOTHING FOR ME TO DO IN THAT. IN THAT. MAYBE NOW THERE WOULD BE. MAYBE NOW THERE WOULD BE. >> SO BEYONCE — >> SO BEYONCE — >> I KNOW. >> I KNOW. >> BILLYONCE, YOU HAVE A CREDIT >> BILLYONCE, YOU HAVE A CREDIT ON HER ALBUM. ON HER ALBUM. >> YOU’RE THE GIFT. >> YOU’RE THE GIFT. >> LOOK, THERE THE TWO OF YOU >> LOOK, THERE THE TWO OF YOU ARE. ARE. >> BILLYONCE, THERE WE ARE. >> BILLYONCE, THERE WE ARE. SHE’S LOVELY. SHE’S LOVELY. COULD NOT HAVE BEEN NICER. COULD NOT HAVE BEEN NICER. I WAS NERVOUS WHEN WE MET, YOU I WAS NERVOUS WHEN WE MET, YOU KNOW. KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T WANT TO BOTHER HER. I DON’T WANT TO BOTHER HER. BUT SHE CAME UP TO EVERYONE, BUT SHE CAME UP TO EVERYONE, GAVE US A BIG HUG. GAVE US A BIG HUG. I SAID, HI, I’M BILLY EICHNER. I SAID, HI, I’M BILLY EICHNER. SHE SAID I KNOW. SHE SAID I KNOW. >> IS THIS THE NIGHT YOU MET >> IS THIS THE NIGHT YOU MET RIGHT HERE AT THE PREMIERE? RIGHT HERE AT THE PREMIERE? >> WE MET AT THE L.A. PREMIERE. >> WE MET AT THE L.A. PREMIERE. THIS WAS THE LONDON PREMIERE, THIS WAS THE LONDON PREMIERE, THAT PHOTO. THAT PHOTO. >> BY THE WAY, THE LONDON >> BY THE WAY, THE LONDON PREMIERE, YOU HAPPENED TO MEET PREMIERE, YOU HAPPENED TO MEET SOME ROYALS. SOME ROYALS. >> YES, IT WAS A ROYAL PREMIERE. >> YES, IT WAS A ROYAL PREMIERE. PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE WERE THERE. WERE THERE. >> AND YOU AND MEGHAN HAVE >> AND YOU AND MEGHAN HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON. SOMETHING IN COMMON. >> YES. >> YES. MEGHAN AND I BOTH WENT TO MEGHAN AND I BOTH WENT TO COLLEGE TOGETHER. COLLEGE TOGETHER. WE WERE BOTH THEATER MAJORS AT WE WERE BOTH THEATER MAJORS AT NORTHWESTERN. NORTHWESTERN. WE DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER WHEN WE DIDN’T KNOW EACH OTHER WHEN WE WERE THERE BUT WE WERE THERE WE WERE THERE BUT WE WERE THERE AT THE SAME TIME. AT THE SAME TIME. SO IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS HUGE SO IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS HUGE ROYAL PREMIERE, RIGHT THERE ROYAL PREMIERE, RIGHT THERE WE’RE HAVING A VERY CASUAL WE’RE HAVING A VERY CASUAL CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR ACTING CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR ACTING TEACHERS AT NORTHWESTERN. TEACHERS AT NORTHWESTERN. >> YOU HAD THE SAME ONES? >> YOU HAD THE SAME ONES? >> WE DID. >> WE DID. DAVID DOWNS AND MARY POOLE. DAVID DOWNS AND MARY POOLE. SHOUTOUT. SHOUTOUT. >> SO YOU’RE ONE DEGREE OF >> SO YOU’RE ONE DEGREE OF ROYALTY SEPARATION. ROYALTY SEPARATION. >> SHE SAID TO ME CONGRATS ON >> SHE SAID TO ME CONGRATS ON YOUR CAREER. YOUR CAREER. I SAID CONGRATS ON YOUR CAREER. I SAID CONGRATS ON YOUR CAREER. AND SHE SAID, WELL, THINGS TOOK AND SHE SAID, WELL, THINGS TOOK A LITTLE TURN. A LITTLE TURN. >> BUT A GOOD TURN, RIGHT? >> BUT A GOOD TURN, RIGHT? >> A GOOD TURN. >> A GOOD TURN. >> SHE’S A PRINCESS. >> SHE’S A PRINCESS. >> IT WORKED OUT FOR EVERYONE. >> IT WORKED OUT FOR EVERYONE. >> SHE’S A PRINCESS. >> SHE’S A PRINCESS. >> SHE WAS LOVELY AND THEY WERE >> SHE WAS LOVELY AND THEY WERE SO COOL AND DOWN TO EARTH. SO COOL AND DOWN TO EARTH. YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW THEY’RE YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW THEY’RE ROYALS. ROYALS. >> AND YOU’RE TIMONE. >> AND YOU’RE TIMONE. >> I AM. >> I AM. >> PEOPLE WILL COME UP TO YOU >> PEOPLE WILL COME UP TO YOU AND NOT TO IT, THOUGH. AND NOT TO IT, THOUGH. >> FOR BETTER OR WORSE, MY FACE >> FOR BETTER OR WORSE, MY FACE IS NOT ON THE MERECAT. IS NOT ON THE MERECAT. >> I’M HOPING FOR A SPIN-OFF. >> I’M HOPING FOR A SPIN-OFF. >> OH, YEAH. >> OH, YEAH. >> IS THERE TALK FOR THAT?

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  • I don’t think they should ever nominate actors for their voice overs! Cause that doesn’t make sense lol How about you make a new category lol

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  • He stole every scene. I went to see the movie first cause I love him and then because it’s The Effin Lion King, but left glad I went mostly cause he nailed it!

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