So what do you get when you take the oh-so-melodious bass of Morgan Freeman — as impersonated by actor/comedian Josh Robert Thompson — and add a selection of passages from E. L. James’ erotic Fifty Shades trilogy? I think the experience of hearing ‘Morgan Freeman’ say “kinky f–kery” speaks for itself (NSFW):
Faux-Freeman is, of course, not the first to read from Fifty Shades of Grey. Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth all took turns reading passages from the book earlier this summer in advance of the premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman. Ellen DeGeneres recorded a few lines back in April. And then there was Gilbert Gottfried. (Not Iago from Aladdin! That’s a childhood ruined right there.)
So if this is going to be a trend, we’ve got to ask: what celebrity would you like to hear read from Fifty Shades? Personally, I would give anything to hear Michael Fassbender talking about the Red Room of Pain. (Pause for mental sigh.) But if we’re going get more thematic — with Freeman being the epitome of the soothing version of Fifty Shades — I’d like to see the cast of The Expendables 2 give it a shot, action-adventure-style. And if we want to get really trippy, then maybe the Oogieloves? What are your picks, PopWatchers?