quote by Martin Henderson

The accent got lost somewhere along the way. I'm a little embarrassed about it. When I arrived in LA I assumed I'd be able to put on the American accent. It proved difficult so I had six months working with a dialect coach and it's become a habit.

— Martin Henderson

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Dialect coach quote A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see wh
A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be.

I had had a huge background in the nuance of the accent because I went to drama school in England for four years.

I find standard American the hardest.

It really fits in a different place in your mouth. Southern, I find the easiest. If you talk to a dialect coach and you get sort of technical, where an English person keeps their voice in their throat, a Southern person does the same, and it's got the same sort of music to talking.

Dialect coach quote A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what the
A good coach will make his players see what they can become rather than what they are.

I had a dialect coach to get an American accent, and then another dialect coach to come off it a bit. There is something deep and mysterious in the voice when it isn't too high-pitched American.

Working on the accent helped, enormously.

I will tell you that when I brought Michael a correct "British" accent, one that my dialect coach was happy with, he hated it.


And as you got older, the training became more developed and precise.

We did plays, we had voice classes with great dialect coaches. But I was never into it on a school level; it was this kind of private little thing I did. At school I was a rugby guy. At school I was a rugby guy. I was causing trouble with my mates and skating and tagging buildings, and smoking bongs.

Dialect coach quote A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment.
A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment.

It's like a puzzle, putting together your individual accent and what you grew up with or what you heard. It must be insane to be a dialect coach, to balance all that out.

By county, there's like 14 different accents in Mississippi alone.

And now, present day, a Mississippi accent is different than in 1963. So we had a dialect coach, which is like going to visit France and having to translate all your emotions into French, and French isn't your first language. I had to go through that filter, so it was interesting.

When I am playing a role far away from me with an accent that is not mine I always employ a dialect coach. I am almost always playing someone that has an accent that is not mine.

Dialect coach quote To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you
To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.

There's a bit of a difference in the way he sounds.

Samuel E. Wright lent his voice and personality to the animated film with his booming voice. I have a high-tenor voice. Instead, I have to figure out a way to convince the audience to come along with me and accept this new texture and tambour to the way Sebastian sounds. I have a great dialect coach.


I had a really fantastic dialect coach that I worked very well with, and I was constantly surprised by the different intonations that the Russian dialect has.

I worked with an amazing dialect coach named Jill McCullough.

We did Skype sessions while I was shooting "No Escape" in Thailand, actually. So three times a week I would have long, two-hour sessions with her just working on the nuance of the accent, which I had had a huge background in because I went to drama school in England for four years.

'Particularly' is particularly difficult because the 'L' and the 'R' are totally different, like totally different letters. I would spend hours in front of the mirror with my dialect coach to observe my tongue. You don't think, when you speak, about all the things that happen in your jaw and your mouth, how everything reacts, so you have to watch all those things and realise we have a totally different use of our tongue and jaws.

I went to a dialect coach and she told me that I had five problems;

two were my Israeli accent and three were my New Jersey accent. I don't even want to know what I sounded like back then!

I always say if you're going to do a movie about Charles de Gaulle get a Frenchman, you know. I'm not French. And yeah, sure I could get with a dialect coach and work for six months trying to talk like a Frenchman. But there's some French actors. Just get one of them, you know.

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