Academy Award-winning Taika Waititi has brought us nothing but fun and humour. So, during this global COVID19 pandemic, he is doing that again. (By ‘that’ we meant fun and humour). He would be reading James and the Giant Peach, across 10 episodes but of course he is not doing it alone. He brought a few of his famous friends to help him out. By friends, he meant celebrities.
You must be wondering why would he read James and the Giant Peach, why not something more exciting. Well… this is actually a collaboration between Roald Dahl, Taika and his famous friends. They are committed to giving £1 million to COVID19 impacted charities. Which includes Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity (they provide specialist nurses to seriously ill children in the UK) and Partners In Health (a global health non-profit, who are operating at the front line in the battle against COVID-19 in some of the most vulnerable parts of the world).
New episodes are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm (BST). There are already 5 episodes out featuring Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Kroll and brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth. With the latest episode featuring Ryan Reynolds.
Episode 5 – Ryan Reynolds
Episode 4 – Cara Delevingne, Olivia Wilde, Tessa Thompson & Beanie Feldstein
Episode 3 – Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Redmayne, Kumail Nanjiani and Ruth Wilson
Episode 2 – Benedict Cumberbatch and Meryl Streep
Episode 1 – Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth and Nick Kroll
Alternatively, Daniel Radcliffe and other celebrities are reading chapters of Harry Potter on Spotify for free! Here’s another story that is read to you by celebrities. We must say, this is a dream come true.