WATCH: Stephen Hawking Hilariously Auditions a Slew of A-List Stars to Find a New Voice
Liam Neeson, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and more auditioned to replace Hawking's iconic computerized voice as part of a new Red Nose Day sketch
Stephen Hawking is looking for a new voice — and a slew of A-list stars want in on the gig.
“Time to find my new voice,” Hawking says in the clip.
First up: Neeson.
“Stephen, it’s me, surely it has to be me,” the Taken star says in his audition reel. “Listen to my voice. It’s deep, it’s sexy, it’s got a tinge of … physics.”
And while both Wilson and Kendrick said they felt they could relate to Hawking’s level of intelligence, Lin-Manuel Miranda pulled out his rapping skills to try to impress the famous physicist.
“Yo my name is Lin-Manuel and my voice is dope as hell,” the Hamilton star raps. “So you’re Stephen Hawking from Cambridge college, but your voice is mad robotic if I’m being honest.”
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Eddie Redmayne, who took home the Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking in the film The Theory of Everything, sent in his tape — though he was a little annoyed that he even had to audition.
“So what is it, like a sequel?” he said. “If they want me to go through that again they’re going to have to pay me a s—load of cash.”
Hawking’s decision? You’ll have to listen to find out!