Maisie Williams revealed that she was concerned about getting her Scottish accent right for Josh Boone’s The New Mutants.
The New Mutants star Maisie Williams explained that she was worried about her Scottish accent in the movie sounding cringe-worthy in an interview with Digital Spy. Interestingly the interview took place in 2017, but has only just arrived online now that the film is finally on track for release. The New Mutants star plays Rahne Sinclair, or as comic fans know her, Wolfsbane. Maisie Williams said she was written quite American thanks to director Josh Boone, but she wanted the character to have an authentic Scottish accent in The New Mutants.
“I was written very American because (director Josh Boone) wrote it and he’s been very easy whenever we wanted to change dialogue. I didn’t want to make it cringe and be saying ‘aye’ every now and then. I just wanted to make it an authentic accent.”
Maisie Williams went on to say that when audiences meet her character, she’s been there for a while, but that she really tried to give Rahne an accent from the Scottish Highlands. The New Mutants star also revealed that she tried to think in the Scottish accent to get herself in the right mind to play Rahne Sinclair. Take a look at what Maisie Williams said about preparing to play Wolfsbane in The New Mutants below.
“(Rahne)’s been here for a little while and the other mutants have been here for a little while, so I think our interpretations of our accents are what we wanted them to be. I went for more of a Highlands accent, although I can tell it sometimes goes a little bit Glasgow, but only people in Scotland would hopefully pick up on that. I always knew she was Scottish so even when I read the first draft, I tried to do it in my head in a Scottish accent so you start thinking in the character’s accent.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The New Mutants:
20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Directed by Josh Boone from a script he co-wrote with Knate Lee, The New Mutants stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, and Henry Zaga.
The New Mutants will be released in theaters on April 3, 2020.
Source: Digital Spy