After starring in American Dad, The Weeknd has revealed his dream television collaboration: The Simpsons.
In a recent interview, The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – discussed his guest spot on American Dad, saying he was a longtime fan of the show.
The episode aired on Monday night, during which The Weeknd also performed a track specifically written for the show.
— American Dad (@AmericanDadTBS) May 5, 2020
“I always wanted to play a character that was the opposite of the public’s perception of me – and of course make fun of myself,” Tesfaye said.
“Once I was given the opportunity I took complete advantage. [Writer-producer] Joel Hurwitz believed in the vision and he helped execute it beautifully.”
A dream television collaboration for the Canadian artist, he revealed, is The Simpsons.
“It’s going to be hard to beat [American Dad] in the TV cartoon world, but an obvious bucket list would be to work on The Simpsons. That would be a dream – and if they’re reading this, I actually have a pretty cool idea if they’re down.”
By: Damilola Faustino