How do actors train for accents?

How do actors train for accents?

How do actors train for accents?

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Does accent matter in acting?

You certainly can get work with an accent, but it will limit the jobs you can get. There are only a few movie stars that have done quite well with an accent, such as Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Sofia Vergara, Holly Hunter, and Charo to name a few. These actors started their careers off with their own accents.

How do English actors learn American accents?

In order to sound American, she said, British actors have to master the rhotic "R" sound — the hard R — and form vowels differently, shifting the focus away from the roof of the mouth. And then they have to learn regional dialects.

Why are English actors so good at accents?

"They come from a tradition over there of vocal skill and training," she said. "The Brits are steeped in a tradition, of many, many years of having the appreciation of the variations on their speech. And there is a pride in it." They also hear an enormous amount of American speech, she said.

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