Robert Pattinson Talks Like a Valley Girl? Twilight Dude Had Accent Coach to Sound British Again
What have we done to you, Rob-Patz Robert Pattinson!
The London-born actor had a sexy and fully-intact British accent before getting sucked into the L.A. scene, thanks in part to his American accent in the Twilight movies, but also subsequent American roles — and of course his special lady friend, Kristen Stewart who, like, is a total Valley girl.
Christina Ricci stars with Rob in the new film Bel Ami and she told Jimmy Kimmel they both had to work on their British accents.
"They hired a wonderful accent coach who coached me…and also coached him because he spent a lot of time in L.A." Christina said on Jimmy Kimmel Live (via UsMagazine.com). "I got to make fun of him because he's actually British and sometimes would sound like he was a Valley girl. And he made fun of me because I was trying to be British and would sometimes sound like a Valley girl."
Christina said she had a much harder time with the accent, which is only fitting. "But really I was the problem. Sometimes we would do scenes and I'd turn to him and I would [ask], 'Did that sound okay?' And he'd [say], 'No.'"
Hopefully she got it right in the end. If not, maybe it'll just make his British accent sound more, like, awesome.