Kerry Washington in 'The Simpsons'

Kerry Washington arrives in Springfield. And not just any role, as she will replace the mythical Mrs. Krabappel, played by the Emmy winner Marcia Wallace, who died in 2013, as Bart’s definitive teacher. She will give voice to Rayshelle Peyton who, after almost a decade with temporary teachers, will become one of the permanent teachers at the school in episode 18 of season 33, ‘My Octopus and a Teacher’, which will be released next Sunday, April 24.

In the episode, Bart can’t control his feelings for his new teacher Peyton. while Lisa befriends an octopus. Series writer and co-executive producer Carolyn Omine commented on Washington’s character in Entertainment Weekly: She is very good at finding out what children need. but he doesn’t realize Bart’s problem until he tells him”.

“She’s a great teacher”Washington herself commented. “But, like all teachers, knows that students have as much to learn from her as they have to teach her. And teaching Bart is a job that brings a lot of opportunities.”. After stellar appearances such as that of Kristen Bell, Willem Dafoe or Sofia Vergara, and great crossovers with Disney + products after the purchase of the Mickey Mouse company, ‘The Simpsons’ continues to add big names after renewing for a thirty-fourth season.

“I don’t know why we’ve been putting it off”Omine said. “I miss our dear Marcia, and I think there is some sadness and reluctance to do so, but it’s been 9 years. We had conversations at least once a year but we couldn’t make up our minds. We weren’t inspired”.

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Dreams come true

Washington has a long career in both film and television, with roles in ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’, ‘Scandal’, ‘Django Unchained’ or ‘Little Fires Everywhere’. Besides, She has always considered herself a big fan of the Matt Groening series.. The surprising thing is that accepted the job after applying in 2020 through his Twitter accounta social network through which Matt Selman, one of the showrunners, ended up contacting him.

“What an extraordinary legacy to be a part of! And thinking about the idea of ​​playing Bart’s teacher is so much fun because I used to be a teacher in public schools in New York.and my mother is a retired teacher. Teaching is a sacred profession for mecommented the actress.

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