Oprah, Celine Dion, Kit Harrington Audition For Live-Action “Lion King” On “SNL”

"Today's guest: Simbaaaaaaaa!"

“Oh, I just can’t wait to be king—of the North!”

Disney recently announced the cast for its upcoming live-action/CGI version of The Lion King, including stars like Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, and Billy Eichner as Timon. But which eager celebrities didn’t make the cut?


A sketch on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Girls Trip comedian Tiffany Haddish, unearthed a circle of lost Lion King screen tests from folks like James Corden, Cardi B, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eminem, John Oliver, Mary J. Blige, and Game of Thrones hunk Kit Harrington.


Of course, it’s all just a silly excuse for the SNL cast to show off their best celebrity impressions, ranging from icons like Oprah Winfrey and Celine Dion to more random actors like Sterling K. Brown and Kristen Schaal.


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