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Patrick Stewart Is Taking On His Crappiest Role Yet

The "Star Trek" actor is voicing the character of Poop in the upcoming "The Emoji Movie."

19/01/2017 8:47 PM AEDT | Updated 19/01/2017 8:47 PM AEDT

Patrick Stewart’s latest role is not to be sniffed at.

The legendary English actor will voice the character of Poop ― the poo emoji ― in the upcoming “The Emoji Movie.”

Sony Pictures announced the news via Twitter on Wednesday:

The Late Late Show” host James Corden, “Silicon Valley” actor T.J. Miller and Jennifer Coolidge from “2 Broke Girls” will join the “X-Men” star in voicing characters in the animated film, which is slated for an Aug. 4 release.

Stewart has not commented on the role, which some fans may see as a radical departure from his more serious parts, like William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek.” But Stewart also has a wealth of comedy experience, having narrated “Ted” and its sequel, voiced various “Family Guy” characters and spoofed himself in Ricky Gervais’Extras.”

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