Beyoncé has declares she just had to play Queen Tara in new animated movie Epic as she "always wanted to be a queen."

The singer has revealed that she was really excited to join the cast of the fantasy adventure when she learned about her majestic character Queen Tara.

In the featurette Beyoncé says: "I've always wanted to be a queen. Once I learned about my character, Queen Tara, I just had to be a part of it."

The animated flick - which also features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz and Steven Tyler - tells the story of a young girl, Mary Katherine (Seyfried), who finds herself caught up in a forest adventure after her father goes missing.

Beyonce added: "The film is about how everything in our life connects.

"Everything in this movie is big - the characters, the action. This is one time where the film really lives up to its title."

You can watch the Epic featurette by clicking on the link in the box to the left.