Morgan Freeman tells us, “I’m going to give a dramatic reading from a very popular songwriter,” in YouTube footage posted by Vanity Fair,

And full of dramatic pauses and long looks, Freeman delivers what he promised with a reading of Bieber’s chart-topper “Love Yourself” proving, as Vanity Fair says, that Freeman can make “anything sound classy.” The mag cut up the video with black and white shots of Freeman looking into the distance with sad, regretful eyes to add to the gravity of the words. But Freeman does throw in some small half smiles and camera side eye between his convincing lines, showing that he knows the hilarity of the situation. Watch it below.

Freeman’s London Has Fallen will have its theatrical release this weekend.