The ‘Quantum Of Solace’ Actress Feels Sad After She Got Rid Of Her Accent When Her Acting Teacher Told Her She Would Have A Hard Time Landing Roles With Her Strong Kent Brogue.
- Mar 21, 2023
AceShowbiz – Gemma Arterton was warned to drop her hometown accent or she would spend the rest of her career playing “maids.” The “Quantum of Solace” star learned acting at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and she’s revealed her teachers warned her to improve her elocution and lose her Kent brogue because it could have a negative impact on her work prospects.
“[My accent] was associated with people from less affluent backgrounds. It’s different now at drama school but in my day, we were told to lose the accent or you’d only play maids or whatever. It’s a shame because I did have a strong working-class estuary accent. I feel a bit sad that it’s gone,” she said to the Guardian newspaper.”