Star quit movie over bad Scot­tish ac­cent

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HOL­LY­WOOD ac­tress Reese Wither­spoon has ad­mit­ted that her Scot­tish ac­cent is so bad that she had to quit a movie.

The Os­car win­ner, 40, made the con­fes­sion yes­ter­day on Lor­raine Kelly’s ITV pro­gramme.

Wither­spoon was sit­ting along­side Matthew McConaughey dur­ing an in­ter­view with Ross King when the dis­cus­sion turned to dif­fi­cult ac­cents. Im­me­di­ately, the Legally Blonde star said “South African” is tricky.

Pre­sen­ter Ross King, who orig­i­nally hails from Glas­gow, then sug­gested Scot­tish.

And Reese Wither­spoon re­sponded by say­ing: “Scot­tish is re­ally … I was sup­posed to … I don’t want to talk about it.” The ac­tress stops her­self from con­tin­u­ing un­til King pushed her to ex­plain fur­ther.

She said: “I tried to do a Scot­tish ac­cent once. It was bad. I had to quit the movie. It’s not my finest mo­ment. I don’t want to talk about it any more.”

It is not known which film she quit.

But she was orig­i­nally go­ing to be the voice of Princess Merida in Brave, which is set in High­lands.

She quit the project and was re­placed by Kelly Macdon­ald. At the time, codi­rec­tor of Brave, Mark An­drews, said: “We did have Reese Wither­spoon when we started the project and she was on for quite some time.

“She was get­ting her Scot­tish ac­cent down, she was work­ing very hard and it was sound­ing great but as we were con­tin­u­ing with the movie she had other movies lin­ing up, so un­for­tu­nately we were un­able to con­tinue with her.”

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