SDP is thrilled to be working with Lucy Belle McFarland 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: When I was 2 years old, I wanted to share a bedroom with my brother, Jake, so my daddy painted two walls of our bedroom with life-sized scenes from our favorite movies, Lion King and Lion King 2! Simba, Nala, Timon and Pumba were above my bed and on the wall next to Jake’s bed was the scene where Kiarra and Kovu are jumping across the crocodiles’ noses!
Q: Why do you think people relate to Lion King?
A: I think people relate to Lion King because the story is about forgiveness. Even though it was not Simba’s fault Mufassa was killed, he thought it was, and he thought he could not be forgiven. But Simba was forgiven and made things better when he returned to fix his mistakes, and it reminds us all that no matter what we do, we can be forgiven, too, by our friends and family but most importantly by God, who always forgives us when we do wrong and we ask him to forgive us.
Q: What has the story of Lion King taught you?
A: I learned a lot of lessons from the Lion King. One lesson is that you need to always ask forgiveness and say you’re sorry. Another is that sometimes your friends can be as close to you as your family. The most important thing I think I learned is that you have to face up to your mistakes and not run away from them because the problem you make will only get worse until you fix it, and people will forgive you.