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FOX Promo for "House" Episode 8.5, 'The Confession'
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asta77 From: asta77 Date: November 1st, 2011 03:05 am (UTC) (Link Me)
U.S. network TV isn't fond of accents. Execs don't think U.S. viewers can understand them, which, to a certain extent, is true. As long as he's working on TV here, I doubt you'll be hearing anything but the American accent. Sorry!
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: November 1st, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I know I complain in vain but I'm probably not going to stop.
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: November 1st, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm just glad his dialects are always spot-on. I am an accent snob, and couldn't believe it when I found out he was British after watching most of BSG. His is impeccable (maybe from having an American father?) At any rate, he even flawlessly does different American dialects, which is even more impressive. Makes me love him all the more.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: November 1st, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
His is impeccable (maybe from having an American father?)

He's defintely stated in interviews before that hearing his dad's accent from an early age helped.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: November 1st, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
He's talked in interviews how his father being American has made it easier to do the accent. He also visited the U.S. growing up. Not that he doesn't struggle with some words (he still slips up on "been" from time to time ;), but the exposure he's had to the American accent I'm sure made his job less of a struggle. :)
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: November 1st, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I love James McAvoy, too, and think he's an amazing actor. His American is hard to listen to.
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: November 1st, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I've noticed the "been" as well but I know there are people born and raised in the US who say it the same way. If I didn't know he was putting on an accent I'd not think it a mistake. That said, it's one of those things where once you realize it you can't not hear it every single time he does it. But I kind of like it. He flutters around perfection so all "flaws" are endearing.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: November 1st, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I've noticed the "been" as well but I know there are people born and raised in the US who say it the same way. If I didn't know he was putting on an accent I'd not think it a mistake.

Totally. I had a friend called Jennifer from Boston who pronounced "been" that way, and also pronounced "ask" as "ah-sk." New Englanders occasionally have aspects of their accents that sound British.

I remember right after Schindler's List when he got famous, Ralph Fiennes did Quiz Show and Strange Days; in the former, his character was from New England so the flaws in his American accent actually didn't sound bad. In Strange Days, playing an L.A. cop, they were glaringly apparent. ;)
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: November 1st, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Crap. I guess I'll have to watch BSG again. :)
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: November 1st, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Re-watch Blood on the Scales when he says "I never pulled the PEN." I love that scene so much on so many levels and I feel like he's getting confused, saying pin as he should been or something. But you've got the nice lighter, longer hair and the lovely blue dress shirt and he SO pulled one over on Starbuck and he's all cocky actiony and awesome plus there's the great long shot when he bends over. ALL GOOD.
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: November 1st, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Oh, what the frak...work can wait. Netflix here I come!
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: November 1st, 2011 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Lee and Kara are both so badass in that episode. Love it.
onlyariana From: onlyariana Date: November 1st, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
They're awesome. I always feel like they could have taken the WHOLE SHIP back all by themselves. I always stop watching just before Sam gets shot because it upsets me too much. I pretty much watch through the grenade scene and then stop.

Oh, I also enjoy prissy!Lee in the bit right before that when Starbuck slams the guys head into the wall in the head. Lee won't even step into the yucky bathroom. He lets her do all the dirty work.
Physha1 From: Physha1 Date: November 1st, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Ha! The grit of the rest of the episode may be all worth it just to watch Adama give Gaeta the hairy eyeball before having him removed from CIC.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: November 1st, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
The overall cadences of his American accent are certainly one of the best I've ever heard, but sure, everyone has one or two things they get caught on. Often on where to put the emphasis in a word. In one of the the book readings he did for BBC4, he keeps pronouncing "decade" as "de-CADE" (instead of "DEC-ade"). And my name kept turning up in the story and he struggled with that, which totally cracked me up. XD
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