Stephen Fry was a guest on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X this morning (30 October), where revealed that he’s set to make a cameo appearance in The Simpsons.
Fry revealed what happened when he recorded his cameo with The Simpsons cast from his home via Zoom. Describing the read through with the cast, he said they are all lovely and confirmed who his scenes are with.
Chris wanted to know how it was done and Stephen told him: “I’m very lucky, I do have a little… I wouldn’t call it a studio, that’s going a bit far, it’s a booth, an audio booth that works very well.
“It’s got a proper mic and this magical thing called Source-Connect, which is like going down the line so you can record in real time with studios around the world.”
He told Chris that it was extremely enjoyable working with Dan Castellaneta, who is the voice for Homer Simpson.
Chris asked if he’d met Dan before, to which Stephen said he’d met Harry Shearer, but not Dan: “Harry Shearer who does Moe the barman, Kent Brockman and others. I mean, they are, it’s just so extraordinary.
“It’s particularly wonderful because of the Zoom thing. When you see Dan’s face, and the scenes I had were with him as Homer and with him as Abe, his father, Gramps. And to see him just moving from one to the other, his face alters slightly as well, and the voices, it’s miraculous,” Stephen said.
Speaking about Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith, who play Bart and Lisa, Stephen said: “That’s so strange because, you know, it’s a different gender in the case of Nancy and Bart, and it’s perfect. You just watch the voice coming out of her and it’s a miracle!”
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