As tipped here last year, Homer Simpson will make his rock’n’roll dreams come true in the fall, with some help from Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones duo will guest star in an episode of “The Simpsons” scheduled to air in November in which Homer goes to rock’n’roll fantasy camp.
With scores of guest stars over the past 13 years, the cast has seen more than a famous faces. Everyone from Paul McCartney to U2 to Elizabeth Taylor has lent a voice to the animated series, but Jagger’s presence at the studio caused a stir.
“That was very exciting,” Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson, said. “I mean, these people are larger than life. It’s peculiar to be in the same room with them. You start to see them as people, which I think is good, but it doesn’t take the gloss off it at all. It’s still kind of like, ‘Wow, you’re Mick Jagger.’ It’s still pretty stunning.”
Smith got up the nerve to introduce herself to the Rolling Stones icon, but her awe was met with indifference. “I said, ‘Hi, I’m Yeardley Smith. I do the voice of Lisa. Really glad you could come today. Welcome.’ And he said, ‘Yeah,'” she said. “I never know how much to sort of get in there. Does that feel intrusive to them? You know, I’m far too codependent to really overstep my bounds.”
Smith had no problem getting an autograph, though. “Any guest star that comes on the show, they have to sign 80 script covers or something so that everybody who’s on the show — all the writers and the producers and the actors – all get a signed script for them. Then we the actors also sign script for them,” she said.
The episode with Jagger and Richards will air in November. As previously reported, the Stones kick off a year-long world tour Sept. 3 in Boston.
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