James McAvoy in control of his twang on ‘Conspirator’
HollywoodNews.com: Robert Redford advised Scottish actor James McAvoy to use his Southern accent, even when the cameras weren’t rolling, during the production of “The Conspirator.”
The plot for “Conspirator” is described as follows by IMDB: “Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.”
McAvoy plays the Southern lawyer defending her and he intentionally didn’t use his twang off set a la a method actor.
“Robert wanted me to be American the entire time, so whenever he was around I was,” McAvoy told Contactmusic.
“But as soon as he walked off set I was back being myself, which will probably make the accent terrible and everyone will pick holes in it. But I can’t do it all the time – you would kinda go mad. When the camera stops running I need to take stuff back.”
“The Conspirator” will unspool in March 2011.
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