The Weeknd Shares Sneak Peek At Character From ‘The Simpsons’

R&B superstar The Weeknd has shared with his fans a sneak peek at his character from tonight’s episode of “The Simpsons.”

The “Blinding Lights” singer voices two characters in “Bart the Cool Kid,” episode number 15 of the long-running show’s 33rd season. One is Orion Hughes, a famous kid influencer who owns an ultra-cool skate wear brand, and the second character is the boy’s father.

On Wednesday, March 16, The Weeknd, officially named Abel Tesfaye, tweeted about one of the two characters he’ll be voicing in his debut role in the animated series.

The initial tweet from the official Twitter account for “The Simpsons” features an image of a younger-looking Abel sitting with Bart Simpson.

The singer retweeted the post and added “dream come true.”

“The Weeknd is a huge animation fan so he reached out to us, which we were super excited about,” the episode’s writer, Ryan Koh, says. “He’s obviously a very cool human, so he seemed like a natural fit to play a very cool boy and his very cool dad.”

“The two characters he plays are impossibly rich, super-confident and self-assured, and we hoped that since the Weeknd is an impossibly rich music megastar, he would also be confident and self-assured, and indeed he naturally gave off that vibe when we recorded him,” he added.

“Bart the Cool Kid” will air on March 20.

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