“I knew him from Skins, but his performance and American accent were so good in everything else, I totally forgot he was English.”

Where you know her American accent from: The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bombshell, I, Tonya

“I’m so used to her American accent that whenever I hear her real Australian accent, it feels fake. It’s almost like it’s dubbed or something. It’s actually a bit of a mind fuck.”

“He plays a teenager who grew up in LA, but he’s actually British. I was shocked the first time I heard him speak in real life.”

Where you know his American accent from: The Spider-Man and MCU movies, The Devil All the Time

“I was completely convinced he was American until I started watching some interviews. I was absolutely blown away by the fact that his accent was fake! I saw a video once where he spent the whole time switching back and forth between his regular British accent and his American accent, and it was wild to see how easy it is for him to turn it on and off.”

“I had no idea he was British until he went on Talking Dead and spoke with Chris Hardwick.”

Where you know his American accent from: The Justice League series and Mission: Impossible — Fallout

“I had no clue he was British for the longest time. I even had to double-check before posting this because I was still second-guessing myself.”

Where you know his American accent from: The Twilight movies, Remember Me, The Devil All the Time

“Even though my first introduction to him was as Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter, I always forget he’s actually British. Whenever he speaks in his actual accent in any other movie, it just sounds so strange!”

“His character is a spoof of Marvel’s golden boy Captain America, and he’s supposed to represent the USA, so I always forget the actor is actually from New Zealand. He nails the American accent!”

“I just binge-watched The Umbrella Academy, then decided to watch some of his other works and found out that he’s actually Irish. His American accent is so good, I never would’ve guessed!”

“Idris Elba’s Baltimore accent is so incredibly good. I watched the entirety of The Wire before I ever knew he was British!”

“His American accent is especially impressive when he also has to focus on challenging fight scenes.”

“Hugh Dancy does a great job of totally masking his British accent. How he does this whilst acting so incredibly is a mystery to the common man.”

“When I watched her in Dumplin’, there was literally no doubt in my mind that she was from the South — or at least from America. But guess what? I was bamboozled! The girl is AUSTRALIAN!!! I would’ve never guessed that in a million years. That perfect Southern accent literally had us all fooled. Someone get this woman an award.”

“Her whole performance as Waverly on Wynonna Earp is brilliant, but the American accent genuinely fooled me. There was one episode where her character faked a British accent, and I was stunned when I found out that that was actually her real voice.”

“I didn’t know Hugh Jackman was Australian until much more recently than I would like to admit. I grew up watching the X-Men series and later saw The Greatest Showman, and it never even occurred to me that he wasn’t American! Not even Les Miserables gave it away!”

Where you know her American accent from: Knives Out, Hereditary, Unbelievable, United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine, In Her Shoes

“I’ve never seen any of her Australian roles, and didn’t realize she wasn’t American until I saw it in a BuzzFeed article. She’s done so many projects with an American accent, and she sounds so natural in all of them.”

Where you know her American accent from: The Color Purple on Broadway, Harriet, Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale

“I saw her in The Color Purple on Broadway, and she was so fantastic. Then I did a deep dive and watched a few interviews with her, and I was so surprised to learn she’s English.”

Where he’s actually from: Born in Wallasey, Merseyside, England, but moved to Bondi, New South Wales, Australia

“He has a very convincing accent in both Prison Break and the Arrowverse. Listening to him speak in interviews is like listening to a completely different man.”

Where she’s actually from: Born in Marbella, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain, but moved to Bournemouth, Dorset, England

“I knew at one point that she wasn’t American but then totally forgot about it. I just recently watched a video with her in it, and when she spoke, I was so confused! Props to her and her awesome American accent!”

Where you know his American accent from: American Pyscho, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Vice, The Fighter, Newsies

“The first thing I saw him in was Newsies way back in the early ’90s. I had no idea he was Welsh. Since then, some of his most famous roles have been with his American accent, but I forget every time that he’s not really American.”

“I didn’t know he was British until I watched an interview with him. His American accent is sooooooo good.”

“I first saw her in Midsommar and fell in love with her! Then I followed her on Instagram and watched some of her stories and was totally caught off guard when she started speaking with a British accent. Her American accent is flawless.”

“After seeing House, I didn’t believe he was British. I had to go dig up interviews on YouTube to prove it.”

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurengarafano/actors-who-tricked-you-into-think-they-were-american

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