17 Celebrities You Forgot Had Accents
Ah, to live in an American bubble and to think that all celebrities have flat American accents. This, of course, is patently untrue, and yet I'm still always so surprised when I hear an actor or celebrity speak In real life and not on the screen to hear a wonderful diversity of worlds. American accents are boring! Here are 17 stars who have tricked us all into thinking they're from the good ol' US of A.
She might have fooled you in The Ring, Mulholland Drive, The Impossible, or any of the other films she’s starred in since she moved to America, but don’t get it twisted: Naomi Watts is bonafide British.
Even though I always KNOW in the back of mind that RiRi is from Barbados, I’m still always pleasantly surprised to hear her sultry voice. The Rihanna Navy is here for that Barbadian accent.
Mind = blown. Batman is actually a Brit. Who knew?
One of the most intriguing of unexpected celebrity accents is Catherine Zeta-Jones graceful Welsh lilt. Suits her grace and glamour perfectly.
Stupidly, ruggedly handsome Gerard Butler had a vague British accent in 300 (as all characters in historical epics, sigh), but IRL he’s got a strong Scottish one.
Bana of chiseled jaw seems wholly American in films like The Time Traveler’s Wife, but this dude is SUPER Australian. He was even the star of a comedy series in Australia, Full Frontal.
This fierce little “Boom Clap” singer is taking America by storm, but she really hails from England.
Our newest, superest of men, Henry Cavill, is BRITISH! Looks like Clark Kent has more than one secret identity.
Elba’s run on The Wire as Stringer might make you think he’s American through and through, but he’s British, too.
I’M CHUCK BASS AND I’M BRITISH.
Resident hottie of The Hunger Games Finnick Odair is American, but Sam Claflin is decidedly British. Still sexy either way.
Daniel Day Lewis
Master of accents Daniel Day Lewis is British at heart, even though he’s created masterpieces like Lincoln’s accent and the terrifying Bill the Butcher in Gangs of New York. He’s a crazy genius.