Billy Eichner Doesn't Know If He'll 'Ever Meet' Beyonce Despite Co-Starring in 'The Lion King' (Exclusive)

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Co-starring with Beyonce doesn't necessarily mean you'll get to meet her. 

Billy Eichner will co-star with Queen Bey in Disney's upcomingLion King remake, but told ET on Friday that he's yet to actually meet her in person.

"I have not met Beyonce yet. I don't know if I'll ever meet her!" he told ET's Sophie Schillaci at AHS: Cult's For Your Consideration event at the WGA Theater in Los Angeles. "But it's going well."

"It's a long process, because we started last August and it doesn't come out until July 2019, but I've been doing some singing," he continued. "We recorded a bunch of the songs. It's been me, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover singing 'Hakuna Matata.' Life is very surreal and fun."

Eichner will play Timon in the film and Rogen plays Pumbaa. Glover will take on the role of Simba, while Beyonce will star as Nala. While the group is lending their voices to animals in the film, Eichner said he and Rogen have actually recorded their scenes together. 

"Almost all of my stuff that I've recorded has been with Seth. We're playing off each other. A lot of improv, a lot of some old stuff that people love from the first movie, new stuff," he shared. "I mean, we're making Timon and Pumbaa our own, which I know the world has been dying for. But we're having a blast, and there's a lot of pressure, and we want to get it right."

As for his role on American Horror Story, Eicher said he's "had a blast" on AHS: Cult. Ryan Murphy revealed during the event's panel on Friday that he'll also be returning for the next installment. 

"It was one of the most fun times I've ever had, which is weird because what you're doing is so dark and disturbing, but the minute the camera stops rolling, we're cracking so many jokes, and just talking sh*t about other people, and it's fun," he said of working with Sarah Paulson, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Leslie Grossman. "It felt like college or something."

See more on Eichner in the video below. 

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