Famous celebrities are trying to become Stephen Hawking’s new voice

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Stephen Hawking has used the same voice to communicate with the world for decades, but he thinks it’s finally time for a change.

For Red Nose Day, an all-star group of actors, celebrities, and musicians are auditioning to become Hawking’s new voice—each of them with a unique voice of their own—and it’s unlike any audition they’ve ever attended. Hawking is ruthless, and for good reason: he’s picking how he’ll speak for years to come; not even a Taken speech from Liam Neeson can sway him.

His new voice, however, has everything. He could deliver lectures and curse you out in the same sentence and nobody would blink an eye.

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.