Queen Tara, voiced by Beyonce, in a scene from "Epic"

Queen Tara, voiced by Beyonce, in a scene from “Epic”

*Fans have given her the nickname Queen B, but Beyonce is currently in theaters as the real thing in 20th Century Fox’s animated film “Epic.”

Directed by Chris Wedges and based on the children’s novel The Leaf Man, “Epic” tells the story of teenage girl (Amanda Seyfried) who finds herself magically transported into a secret universe deep in the forest, where an ongoing battle is being forged between good and evil. She must band together with a rag-tag team of whimsical characters in order to save their world.

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Beyonce lent her voice for the character of Queen Tara, the Mother Nature-like ruler of the forest.

“Queen Tara is very important in ‘Epic.’ She’s preserved the beauty of her natural world and the safety of her people,” Bey told us.

The singer, currently in the midst of her “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour, talks about her experience voicing an animated character in the audio below.

“Epic,” also starring  Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis and Steven Tyler, in theaters now. Listen to Beyonce’s song “Rise Up” from the “Epic” soundtrack. Scroll down to watch the film’s trailer.