Irish star Aisling Bea, who stars in the highly anticipated remake of the cult film Home Alone, has expressed frustration on social media after some fans didn’t like her English accent.
The 37-year-old plays Carol in Home Sweet Home Alone, mother of 10-year-old Max (Archie Yates), who, like Kevin McCallister in the original, is left to his own devices when his parents forget to hire him. holidays.
However, when the movie’s trailer was released yesterday, Bea’s attempt at an English accent sparked a flurry of tweets – with many apparently disturbed that she ditched her usual Irish lilt in favor of an English accent.
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The trailer for Home Sweet Home Alone, the remake of the 1990 classic, was released yesterday and offered a first glimpse of Aisling Bea who played Carol, the mother of 10-year-old Max, who is left behind while his family leaves for Tokyo. were stunned by the Irish actor’s accent
Bea, 37, (pictured in the film) took to Twitter last night to explain – with a dash of frustration – why she didn’t speak with her native Irish accent in the film
@benallenwf snapped: ‘Aisling Bea with an English accent…I’m reporting this for objectionable content.’
@Pesopesopeso4 added: ‘Love Aisling but dear lord she should have passed this one on. I mean, was she taught by Dick van Dyke?!’
@carrielamarr wrote: ‘For the love of Jesus why couldn’t they let Aisling Bea use her own accent which is sublime?’
@AaronFlattery added: ‘I can’t explain how uncomfortable Aisling Bea with an English accent has made me.’
Bea, clearly frustrated by the avalanche of tweets, took to social media last night to explain exactly why she couldn’t use her own intonation – and showed off a few other accents while there, dipping into Texan, Scottish and Australian. .
She said, “To anyone who’s been wondering online why I have an English accent in the new Home Alone movie: It’s because… the character is English.
Home Sweet Home Alone comes out on November 12 and sees Archie Yates in a role made famous in 1990 by Macaulay Culkin
The star took to Twitter last night to explain Carol’s accent, saying, “To anyone who has been wondering online why I have an English accent in the new Home Alone movie, it’s because… the character is English.”
She added: ‘If she were Irish she would talk like me because I’m from Ireland. But this character isn’t from Ireland, she’s from England.’
Later, Bea sported an impressive Yorkshire accent, suggesting that if people wanted to see her in her native intonation, they could watch her in This Way Up instead.
‘If she was from England and spoke with an Irish accent, that would be quite strange.
‘If she were Irish she would talk like me because I’m from Ireland. But this character isn’t from Ireland, she’s from England.’
Later, Bea also sported an impressive Yorkshire accent, suggesting that if people wanted to see her in her native intonation, they could watch her in This Way Up instead.
Archie Yates, pictured in Home Sweet Home Alone, is best known for playing Yorki in the 2019 comedy-drama Jojo Rabbit.
The Home Alone reboot, which comes out on November 12, sees Archie Yates in a role made famous by Macaulay Culkins in 1990. Archie is best known for playing Yorki in the 2019 comedy-drama Jojo Rabbit.
Archie, 12, plays Max Mercer in the reboot and his character is left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays.
Max then protects the family home when a married couple tries to break in to retrieve a precious heirloom.
Ellie Kemper, 44, Kenan Thompson, 43, and Rob Delaney, 44, also star in the family comedy directed by Dan Mazer with a script by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.
Macaulay will also make a cameo appearance in his role as Kevin from the first two Home Alone movies.