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Pharrell Williams helped Seth Rogen prepare for Lion King

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

said he recruited the services of to help him prepare for the role of Pumbaa in the live action musical remake of "The Lion King".

"The Interview" said his performance during their training sessions for the movie did not impressed the 'Get Happy' hitmaker.

"I literally had banging his head against a wall trying to extract like a f***ing good note out of me. I'm like 'someone less famous would actually be more helpful'," said according to Femalefirst.

"It's like the last thing I need is like 'oh so you have to learn to ride a motorcycle, we have Evel Knievel here to teach you!' Like I don't want that, just give me a guy!" he added.

Directed and produced by Jon Favreau, the voice cast includes Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, and

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 12:50 IST