Anne Hathaway admits she still struggles with the British accent after One Day backlash

Mail Online | 4/19/2019 | Laura Fox For Mailonline
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Anne Hathaway has admitted she still struggles to mimic the British accent for her acting roles, nine years after her panned Yorkshire twang in the film One Day.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the Hollywood superstar, 36, said she hired a dialect coach to help with her role in The Hustle, after learning she would have to do the accent a week before filming commenced.

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It came as Anne also confessed to Graham that her three-year-old son Jonathan isn't a fan of her singing, saying he screams 'Mama No!' whenever she breaks into an impromptu number.

She told Graham: 'I found out I had to do it a week before we started shooting. I thought if I didn't do it, it wouldn't make a difference, but the director insisted.

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'I've done it before and it hasn't always gone well, and it is so stressful to see someone struggle through an accent, so I got a dialect coach and made the best of it.'

Her co-star Rebel Wilson then interjected: 'As the producer, I gave her all the accents and I was cast as Australian, so I did no prep!'

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In 2011 Anne's version of the Yorkshire accent for her performance in One Day was heavily criticised, and according to The Mail On Sunday, fans described the Northern tone as 'awkward' and 'uncomfortable.'

In The Hustle - a remake of 1984's Dirty Rotten Soundrels - Anne plays a high-class British con artist who joins forces with an Australian scammer, played...
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