How To Watch Beyoncé Interview: Robin Roberts Talks 'Lion King' Soundtrack With Live-Action Cast

How To Watch Beyoncé  Interview: Robin Roberts Talks 'Lion King' Soundtrack With Live Action Cast
Beyonce Knowles-Carter attends the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019, in London, England. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

It's been years since Beyoncé sat down for a television interview with a broadcast network, but that will soon change when she appears in a one-on-one sit down with Robin Roberts on Tuesday. In the Good Morning America host's primetime special, The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight, several members of the cast will appear in interviews with Roberts, including Beyoncé, who will also debut the worldwide premiere of "Spirit," the new single from the Disney live-action movie.

Beyoncé, who voices Nala in the live-action movie, is expected to discuss the music of the new film.

The original 1994 Lion King soundtrack scored two Academy Awards in addition to being certified diamond by the Recording Association of America after selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. The soundtrack also spent 10 nonconsecutive weeks at the top of Billboard's 200 chart, making it one of the most memorable and successful film soundtracks of all time along with albums for movies like Titanic, Purple Rain, Dirty Dancing, and Grease. The soundtrack for Whitney Houston's 1992 blockbuster, The Body Guard, is the highest-selling soundtrack with more than 17 million copies sold.

There's a possibility the soundtrack for the live-action Lion King will have similar success, considering Beyoncé not only appears on the compilation album but also produced and curated the project. In clips from her sit-down with Roberts, the 37-year-old explained the inspiration for the soundtrack was to make a "love letter to Africa."

"I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it," Beyoncé said. "I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa."

She added: "We've kind of curated our own genre and I feel like the soundtrack is the first soundtrack where it becomes visual in your mind. The soundscape is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film."

The Lion King soundtrack will be available the same day the movie hits theaters, Friday, July 19.

Beyoncé's interview should be a delight for fans, who have not seen in a sit-down style interview on television in nearly six years. She did appear on-camera for a quick interview with the Oprah Winfrey Network at the 2019 Wearable Art Gala in June, which ran on the network's website and social media, however, she hasn't sat for a TV spot since her 2013 interview with Winfrey following the birth of her and husband Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Roberts' interview with Beyoncé and the rest of the Lion King cast will air on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT. The special will not be available via live stream, however, fans can expect to catch clips of the broadcast on the network's social media following.

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