Star quit movie over bad Scottish accent
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.”
REESE WITHERSPOON: Confessed on TV show.