SDP is thrilled to be working with Emilee Johnson in Lion King Jr. Check out the SDP Actor Interview below and mark your calendars to see Lion King Jr, May 3-13!
Q: What was your first experience with the Lion King story?
A: The first time I saw the the movie I was maybe four years old, staying over at my cousin’s house. It’s become one of my favorite Disney films.
Q: Why do you think people relate to Lion King?
A: I think that many people can relate to Simba’s story. We’ve all been through struggles and some may have been left feeling lost and scared. Others might have made mistakes and, like Simba, are scared to face their past. Lion King focuses on both problems and, I believe, is a great encouragement to everyone.
Q: What has the story of Lion King taught you?
A: I haven’t lost a parent, but my family has been through several struggles that have made me feel lost and scared. The story of the Lion King has helped me see that everyone will have hardships, and you can overcome the fear, even if it seems impossible.