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Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context

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Both a chat show staple and an indefinable party game, getting-famous-folk-to-read-things-that-they-shouldn’t-really-be-reading is just the kind of Google-friendly fodder that EmpireOnline.com likes to specialise in, so here is our list of the very best examples of getting-famous-folk-to-read-things-that-they-shouldn’t-really-be-reading out there.

N.B. We’ve avoided music-based versions of this, such as Seth McFarlane singing Cyndi Lauper songs in front of Cyndi Lauper using his Family Guy voices, as well as semi-improvised impression showreels, such as when Kevin Spacey did what he does best with Jimmy Fallon's 'Wheel Of Impressions'.

Ian McKellen Reads One Direction Lyrics In Front Of One Direction

Best line: “I think it went ‘Oh, oh, oh…’”

Michael Shannon Reads The “Sorority Girl” Email

Best line: “Do you want a regular vanilla relationship with no kinky fuckery at all?”

Peter O’Toole Reads Spice Girls Lyrics

Best line: “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…”

Hugh Jackman And Billy Crystal Read Great British Bake Off Innuendos

Best line: “A little moisture in there, that’s why it wets the finger.”

Chris Pratt And Bryce Dallas Howard Read Dinosaur Erotica

Best line: “Damp? That’s the worst word.”

Christopher Walken Reads The Lyrics To Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’

Best line: “Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Ah! Eh! Oh!”

Christopher Walken Reads The Three Little Pigs

Best line: “Pig 2, same story.”

Morgan Freeman Reads The Lyrics To ‘The Fox’ By Ylvis

Best line: “Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!”

Ice Cube Reads Nice Things Angrily

Best line: “Lavender body wash makes my pores tingle.”

Gilbert Gottfried Reads Fifty Shades of Grey

Best line: “He scrunches my panties in his hand…”

Michael Keaton Reads Birdman Scenes Written By School Children

Best line: “All you need to do is touch my beak.”

Lena Headley And Jimmy Kimmel Read Insults “Game Of Thrones Style”

Best line: “Thank you for coming today, I know you have a busy schedule doing sex with your brother.”

Meryl Streep Reads Boring Things Interestingly

Best line: “In a small saucepan, bring two small cups of water to the boil.”

Dakota Johnson Reads Boring Things Sexily

Best line: “Excuse me sir, but this strawberry-flavoured chapstick just fell out of your fanny pack.

Nick Offerman Reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Best line: “When a fat bearded man broke into their house and put toys into a sock.”

George Takei Reads Erotic Star Trek Fan Fiction

Best line: “His eyes widened. Sulu never thought Chekov could be so forward...”

Mark Ruffalo Reads Fan’s Ideal Phone Conversation (With Mark Ruffalo)

Best line: “Jared, you really get me like no-one has ever gotten me.”

Ryan Gosling Reads His Own “Hey Girl” Memes

Best line: “Hey girl, sorry my shirt fell off.”

Vin Diesel Reads “I Am Groot” In Multiple Languages

Best line: “I am Groot.”

Christopher Walken, Colin Farrell And Sam Rockwell Read Honey Boo Boo Scenes

Best line: “Vajiggle-jaggle.”

Will Ferrell And Zach Galifianakis Read 50 Shades Of Grey

Best line: “‘I don’t think you’re clean enough now,’ he murmurs.”

Ricky Gervais And Thandie Newton Read A Sarah Palin Porn Script

Best line: “Drill, baby! Drill hard and drill deep!”

Ralph Fiennes Reads Harry Potter Erotic Fan Fiction

Best line: “Harry found it hard not to moan as Voldemort stroked him.

Daniel Radcliffe Reads Harry Potter Erotic Fan Fiction

Best line: “Nothing could stop him from cherishing Ron in this way…”

Bonus! Daniel Radcliffe Reads/Raps Blackalicious' ‘Alphabet Aerobics’

Best line: “In an instant, I'll rise in an irate state, juiced on my jams like jheri curls jocking joints.”