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Donald Glover says he kept 'Lion King' role a secret from his son

July 10 (UPI) -- Donald Glover appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss his role as Simba in Disney's upcoming remake of The Lion King and the future of his music career as Childish Gambino.

Glover, who appeared on the late night show on Tuesday dressed in a furry lion costume, said that his son is a big fan of the original Lion King and that he wanted to surprise him about his role in the film.

The actor's plan was to have his son discover that his father voices Simba while watching the remake. Glover explained how his secret was safe since his son doesn't watch television, however, he still somehow knew that Beyonce stars in the film.

"I was like 'How did you know that? But also daddy's in it. I'm in it too,'" Glover said about the conversation he had with his son.

"I'm just saying that Beyonce has people who haven't even seen television loving her. She's incredible," he joked.

The Lion King is set to arrive in theaters on July 19.

Glover, when asked if he was going to continue making music as Childish Gambino, said that he thinks he will still continue to do shows.

"I'm not quite sure," he said. "I love music, I really love making music."

Beyonce, Donald Glover attend 'The Lion King' premiere

Beyonce, the voice of Nala. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Donald Glover, the voice of Simba. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Chiwetel Ejiofor, the voice of Scar. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Eric Andre, the voice of Azizi. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Seth Rogen, the voice of Pumbaa. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Keegan-Michael Key (L), the voice of Kamari in the film, and his wife, Elisa Pugliese, attend the premiere. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Shahadi Wright Joseph, the voice of Young Nala. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

JD McCrary, the voice of Young Simba. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Florence Kasumba, the voice of Shenzi. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Alfre Woodard, the voice of Sarabi. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Billy Eichner, the voice of Timon. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

John Kani (R), the voice of Rafiki, and his wife, Mandi Kani, attend the premiere. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Musician Chance The Rapper (C) attends the premiere of the film with his wife, Kirsten Corley (L), and their daughter, Kensli Bennett. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Singer Meghan Trainor (R) and her husband, actor Daryl Sabara of "Spy Kids," attend the premiere. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Actresses Zooey Deschanel (L) of "New Girl" and Emily Deschanel of "Bones" attend the premiere. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

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