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    Beyoncé Earned Jon Favreau Cool Points With His Daughters After Working Together On "The Lion King"

    "Let's face it, she's a good singer."

    The Lion King hasn't even hit theaters yet, but director Jon Favreau is already soaking up the accolades from it.

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    During a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jon opened up about how he's already earned cool points with his daughters because of a certain cast member: Beyoncé.

    "So, when I heard she wanted to do it, that's when I knew I was a made man at home, because I have two daughters and a wife."

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    "They're teenagers, so for the first time in about four years, I held their attention at dinner. It was wonderful."

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    Jon took his daughters to see Beyoncé at the Rose Bowl last year during the On The Run II Tour and later had them meet her backstage.

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    John also let fans know why he thought Beyoncé would be perfect for the role of adult Nala.

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    "She has kids, an affinity and affection for the film, and can sing. Let's face it, she's a good singer."

    "The idea of her reinterpreting those classic songs, and we have all of the original songs in, that was an exciting notion."

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    But Jon's wife and daughters weren't the only ones impressed with his celebrity connections on The Lion King. His son Max happens to be a huge Childish Gambino fan.

    To hear more about the film, check out Jon Favreau's full Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview below.

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    Fast-forward to the 9:07 mark to hear about Beyoncé.

    The Lion King hits theaters on July 19.

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