Stephen Hawking's new voice

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

He's looking for a particular sound.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Mar 24, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 7:45 pm CDT

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.

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*First Published: Mar 24, 2017, 7:45 am CDT