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Thread #129585   Message #2910580
Posted By: Anne Lister
20-May-10 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: Accents: Russel Crowe and Robin Hood?
Subject: RE: Accents: Russel Crowe and Robin Hood?
For those who were curious and didn't hear the Front Row interview in which Russell Crowe stormed out ... The interviewer asked, in a friendly enough way, why he had chosen to adopt an Irish accent. Crowe seemed amazed that anyone could have heard his accent as Irish, and continued the interview for a while muttering occasionally about Irish accents, and then chose another question as his moment to leave the studio (can't remember what that question was, but I think it was about Gladiator). It all seemed very petty on the part of the actor, as the interviewer wasn't appearing to be critical of the accent, just puzzled about it!
I heard a clip from the film while driving (prior to this interview) and had been similarly foxed as to which accent he was striving for.