Olivia Colman will soon be seen taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy on the upcoming third season of “The Crown”, but that won’t be her only big TV role.
In addition to her Buckingham Palace role, the 45-year-old Oscar winner will also be paying a visit to Springfield, lending her voice to an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons”.
“Simpsons” exec producer James L. Brooks shared the news on Twitter, revealing the star of “The Favourite” will voice a “femme fatal[e]” with the hots for Homer.
“Just this second came from recording one of the best guest appearances in Simpsons history,” wrote Brooks. “No kidding, I am flying. Olivia Colman playing the most down home femme fatal ever who attracts every man she’s ever met but falls hard, harder than she ever imagined, for Homer Simpson.”
In addition to Colman, the 31st season of “The Simpsons” will feature the voices of John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Bob Odenkirk, John Mulaney, Jim Parsons, Jane Goodall, Asia Kate Dillon and Jason Momoa, with Entertainment Weekly sharing an exclusive first look at what the “Aquaman” star will look like when he’s “Simpson-ized.”
Meanwhile, last month Fox unveiled the poster for the show’s annual Halloween-themed “Treehouse of Horror” episode, which will satirize “Stranger Things” and Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning “The Shape of Water”.
The 31st season of “The Simpsons” premieres Sunday, Sept. 29.