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Gillian Anderson's two accents

People have been freaked out on twitter that she used her American rather than her British accent to accept her GG last night.

She can speak both accents--she was born and grew up in the UK, but moved to the US as a teenager and was bullied into adapting an American accent. now she can do either, and she can even switch which one she does mid-sentence.

Does she just switch them based on who her audience is?

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by Anonymousreply 3106/10/2021

She left England when she was 11 so the American accent is probably the one that comes most naturally to her if that is what she used during her formative years.

(I had an accent and moved at 9 and completely lost it.)

by Anonymousreply 103/01/2021

She lives between the states and the uk

by Anonymousreply 203/01/2021

John Barrowman has the same thing though he doesn't use his Scottish accent on English television.

by Anonymousreply 303/01/2021

The woman is a professional faker. She uses fake voices to fit the appropriately fake occasion.

by Anonymousreply 403/01/2021

[quote] She lives between the states and the uk

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? How does she do that?

by Anonymousreply 503/01/2021

She was born in Chicago.

by Anonymousreply 603/01/2021

But does she have two secrets? Anyways, has she identified the next man who can create prominent roles for her and started a relationship?

by Anonymousreply 703/01/2021

Gillian Leigh Anderson

Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Rosemary "Posie" Alyce (née Lane), a computer analyst, and later vice president of Neurofibromatosis Inc., the NF support group of West Michigan, and Homer Edward "Ed" Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. She is of English, German, and Irish ancestry. Soon after her birth, her parents moved to Puerto Rico for 15 months, then to London. The family relocated so that her father could attend the London Film School. During her childhood, she lived in north London's Crouch End and Haringey. She was a pupil of Coleridge Primary School. When Anderson was 11 years old, her family returned to the United States, settling in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They continued to keep a flat in London, and spent their summers there. Anderson later said that she had always intended to return to England. In Grand Rapids, she attended Fountain Elementary and City High-Middle School, a program for gifted students with a strong emphasis on the humanities.

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by Anonymousreply 803/01/2021

She has resided in London since 2002.

by Anonymousreply 903/01/2021

People on Twitter need to get a life of their own.

by Anonymousreply 1003/01/2021

Her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown was absolutely dreadful, just a collection of tics, grimaces, and painful elocution. She singlehandedly destroyed what should have been some of the most compelling scenes in that series. Careers don't get destroyed for one bad performance anymore ('Ms Anderson, Faye Dunaway is on the phone and she is pissed!'), but GA should be a laughing stock.

by Anonymousreply 1103/02/2021

^I totally agree, and what's so frustrating is that many people fell all over themselves praising her performance. I don't think most people know what good acting is.

by Anonymousreply 1203/02/2021

[quote]Her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown was absolutely dreadful, just a collection of tics, grimaces, and painful elocution. She singlehandedly destroyed what should have been some of the most compelling scenes in that series.

Every clip I've seen of her in The Crown is hideous, like she's doing an impression of Steve Nallon and the Spitting Image puppet. Amazed she got awards for it.

Jennifer Ehle is another actor with an interchangeable transatlantic accent that gets stronger based on who she is talking to. All of her roles in the 90s were in the same upper class English accent and all her interviews were in the same voice, but she got very upset at an awards ceremony when someone called her English.

Sheena Easton moved to the US in her early 20s and has picked up the accent and is called a fake by Scottish people because they think she's deliberately dropped her native accent.

by Anonymousreply 1303/02/2021

It feels reductive.

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by Anonymousreply 1403/02/2021

People are crazy as hell. Actors are special people, leave us alone and let us be creative artists, as we are intended to be.

by Anonymousreply 1503/02/2021

My husband is from Grand Rapids, they are the same age. She was quite the local fixture for reasons unknown. Zero grace, zero charm, completely devoid of interests or curiosity, and not even that hot. Yet she was very thirsty for attention. He thinks she was sexually abused because he had seen that sort of flat affect in other people he knew to have been. Apparently, she was quite the leg spreader, and while he obviously did not partake, he noted she didn't have a steady boyfriend the entire time he knew her so in keeping, it sounded like she was a snore in the sack too.

by Anonymousreply 1603/02/2021

[quote “The woman is a professional faker. She uses fake voices to fit the appropriately fake occasion.”]

In other words, she’s an actress. Why the aggression?

by Anonymousreply 1703/02/2021

R16 That's some really creative writing did there. Keep that up, and one day you just might be able to write a screenplay for Ms, Anderson to Star in.

by Anonymousreply 1803/02/2021

Gillian Anderson has delivered some great performances - House Of Mirth, The Fall, Bleak House, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Shadow Dancer.

But the clips of The Crown was hideous.

by Anonymousreply 1903/02/2021

Why would people be confused by her American accent? Did no one watch X-Files? I'm always surprised when I hear her with an English accent.

by Anonymousreply 2003/02/2021

Is her son Gay?

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by Anonymousreply 2106/10/2021

Isn't she into women?

by Anonymousreply 2206/10/2021

[Quote] Is her son Gay?

Her sons are 14 and 13... GTFO.

by Anonymousreply 2306/10/2021

Its called code switching.

by Anonymousreply 2406/10/2021

She attended DePaul drama school as well. I had a friend who was born in the UK and then travelled quite a bit before the family settled in South Florida when she was about 10, she went to school there until college and then returned to the UK and went to Uni there and has been there ever since. Her husband says that whenever she's around her high school friends she falls back into her American accent. She said that she returned to the UK at 18 because she would lose her British accent for good if she didn't.

by Anonymousreply 2506/10/2021

[quote]R2: She lives between the states and the uk

It's a shame that the poster is so illiterate and lazy she's not one to understand the question, "On board a kayak or deposited in Bermuda?"

by Anonymousreply 2606/10/2021

Not necessarily just an acting affectation. I once worked with someone who had a broad Australian accent but when she made her daily hour-long calls from the office to her Scottish mother she would sound like she was dialling in from Glasgow. Then would hang up and switch straight back to Bogan. She reckoned that she didn’t know that she did it.

by Anonymousreply 2706/10/2021

When I was in high school I visited a theater college friend in San Diego and my Boston accent completely disappeared overnight.

It did return if I was drunk, high, or spent too much time with my mom.

by Anonymousreply 2806/10/2021

[quote]Her sons are 14 and 13... GTFO.

That guy in that TikTok is in his teens? He's going to look 42 by the time he's 21.

by Anonymousreply 2906/10/2021

Are you Chris Evans, r28?

by Anonymousreply 3006/10/2021

[Quote] That guy in that TikTok is in his teens? He's going to look 42 by the time he's 21.

Google may be wrong. I don't click on TikTok links.

by Anonymousreply 3106/10/2021
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