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The Weeknd To Voice Character In Upcoming Episode of ‘The Simpsons’
The Weeknd is set to voice a character in an upcoming new episode of the hit animated comedy series The Simpsons.
The 32-year-old singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, will take on the role of Orion Hughes in season 33’s Bart The Cool Kid episode, which is due to air on March 20.
According to Stereogum, the episode will pit Homer Simpson and the other dads of Springfield against a young streetwear influencer. Actor Michael Rapaport is also set to guest star.
Sharing a post about his upcoming appearance in The Simpsons, Tesfaye wrote on Twitter: “proud of this one.”
proud of this one ? https://t.co/8tdTSdd7Pl
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) March 6, 2022
Back in 2020, Tesfaye lent his voice to the animated show American Dad, playing a character that loosely resembled himself for an episode that he helped co-write alongside the series’ scriptwriter Joel Hurwitz.
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