In a recent interview, Jeff Goldblum revealed Steve Jobs offered him the possibility of being Siri’s voice. At the time, the Jurassic Park and Independence Day star didn’t know who Steve Jobs was or how voicing an artificial intelligence bot could help his career, so Goldblum politely refused, the job going to Susan Bennett, instead.
Goldblum Is Currently in Australia, Promoting a New App
The 90’s heartthrob is currently in Australia, randomly handing out sausages in the street and promoting a new food delivery app, Menulog. The app is designed to minimize human contact, users being able to order their food without having to speak directly to another person. Just think about all the times when the person at the other end of the line misunderstood your order and you end up receiving three large pizzas and a hot sauce instead of the other way around.
A perfect Goldblum recipe involves two parts hotness, one part cringe, two parts funny, and a dash of morality. Mix them all together and don’t forget to have him explain something in his mad-scientists, speed-addict, condescending way. At the end, you will have something that looks like the Menulog ad.
Looking at the second ad, one can’t stop but wonder how Goldblum’s voice would have impacted the way Apple fans view and use Siri. I, for one, would have asked more questions about anything. Imagine starting your morning with Jeff Goldblum’s voice telling you it’s going to rain. Then, at lunch, he’s tell you where to eat. At dinner, you would ask about random things on the internet just for the sake of his soothing voice.
Jeff Goldblum as the voice of Siri would have certainly changed the way people view Apple. However, that ship has sailed a long time ago when the heartthrob refused Jobs’ offer.
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