August 23, 2011 9:46am PT by Rebecca Ford
Lady Gaga Lends her Voice to 'The Simpsons'
On Monday, Lady Gaga stopped by a recording studio – but this time it wasn’t to record a new song. Gaga will be lending her voice to an animated version of herself on The Simpsons, a rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lady Gaga will play herself in the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” which is set to air this fall after the show returns for its 23rd season on September 25.
In the episode, Lady Gaga will head to Springfield, where self-esteem has plummeted, and helps Lisa Simpson to find her voice. And what would an episode with Lady Gaga be without a flash mob?
“I make music, but I don’t do voice-overs every day of the week, and their characters are so awesomely convincing and sincere and wild and funny, I had to remind myself constantly of the sincerity of the humor,” Gaga told EW of recording the episode.
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Gaga wasn’t the only one excited about her appearance. Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson was also looking forward to having the Grammy winner on the show.
"This is extraordinary! I'm stunned that she has time in her schedule that she's coming to our studio to record," Smith told Broadway.com.
Gaga’s likeness has already appeared on the FOX show, in an episode featuring the Golden Globe Awards. However, that version of Gaga was not voiced by the singer.
Season 23 of The Simpsons will include a long list of guest stars including Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, Kiefer Sutherland (as a former CIA agent in the season premiere), Michael Cera (as a love interest for Lisa) and Glee star Jane Lynch.