Why Chiwetel Ejiofor Empathizes with Scar in ‘The Lion King’


“Extra’s” Renee Bargh caught up with Chiwetel Ejiofor at the Hollywood premiere of “The Lion King,” where he discussed playing the villain.

Chiwetel could relate to his character Scar in some way. He said, “I don’t necessarily sympathize, but I kinda empathize… I get him. He’s a psychologically complex, very damaged, very difficult lion.”

“The Lion King” hits theaters July 19.