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Beyoncé was ‘a mom first’ as she and Blue Ivy teamed up for an upcoming prequel to ‘The Lion King’

by The Grio

After capturing the hearts of fans across the globe during the “Renaissance World Tour,” Blue Ivy is joining her mom for her latest project. On April 29, Disney released the trailer for its newest edition to “The Lion King” cinematic universe, “Mufasa: The Lion King.” 

In the new prequel of the classic film, Beyoncé will star as Queen Nala, a role she played in Disney’s 2019 remake of the 1994 film. And 12-year-old Blue Ivy will make her acting debut as she plays the voice of Kiara, Queen Nala and King Simba’s daughter. 

During an appearance on “Good Morning America,” the film’s director, Barry Jenkins, shared his experience working with the mother-daughter duo. 

“Beyoncé is this larger-than-life figure, but when she’s working with her daughter, when she’s in the room with her daughter, she’s a mom first,” Jenkins said, per GMA. “So much of that energy bled into the film.” 

Even when the two stood side-by-side on the Renaissance stage, it was clear Beyoncé’s “mom” role superseded all else. In the “Renaissance World Tour” film, fans received a behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it took to create the show, including moments where the “Cowboy Carter” songstress had to discipline the preteen for speaking out of turn. 

“Blue told me she was ready to perform, and I told her ‘No,’” Beyoncé said in the film, per the Washington Post.  “I did not think it was an appropriate place for an 11-year-old, on the stadium stage.”

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