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. We won't spoil it, because the video is worth watching, but if you end up needing a hint, here you go. (Hawking recently made waves with his Trump-related comments.)