At long last, Stephen Hawking has regained a British accent—sort of. In a Comic Relief skit for charity, Hawking explains he's bored of his computer-generated voice and is reviewing audition tapes from celebrities who might do as well.
But he's not at all pleased with the applicants. Liam Neeson's promise to deliver a "sexy" sound with "a tinge of physics" didn't impress, while Anna Kendrick showed her competitive side, calling Neeson a "prick." Rebel Wilson's mispronunciation of Hawking's name did her in from the beginning, though she later offered to show Hawking her cleavage.
Eddie Redmayne, meanwhile, demanded a "s---load of cash" to reprise his part. Bill Gates, Miss Piggy, Kylie Minogue, Felicity Jones, and Simon Cowell were just a few others to throw their hats in the ring.
Lin-Manuel Miranda decided to rap for his audition, but Gordon Ramsey was sure all the other "f---wits" auditioning had nothing on his "soothing, calming voice." Hawking's response: "I don't think anyone would taking me f------ seriously if I sounded like that." In the end, he went with a certain British gent whose cockney accent is "so devilishly appropriate that one wonders why they even bothered with auditions," reports CNET.
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