Emma Watson's American accent in the 'Little Women' trailer is being roasted
14 August 2019, 11:50 | Updated: 14 August 2019, 12:14
Let's be honest, accents can be tricky.
The trailer for Little Women just dropped and the internet has some thoughts. The highly-anticipated movie features an all-star cast including, Saoirse Ronan (Jo March), Emma Watson (Meg March), Florence Pugh (Amy March) and Timothée Chalamet (Theodore “Laurie” Laurence).
However, inbetween thirsting over Timothée (his hair guys, his hair…), there's something else that is standing out – Emma Watson's American accent.
Little Women is based on the 1868 and 1869 novel by Louisa May Alcott about four fearless sisters breaking boundaries and trying to find their feet in 1860s New England. The story is set in Massachusetts, US, so Emma obviously had to change her British accent to an American one for the role of Meg.
Needless to say, once the internet got hold of the trailer the accent roasting began.
emma watson's idris elba's— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) August 13, 2019
american accent american accent
in little women in molly's game
emma watson terrorising yet another beloved book adaptation with her american accent pic.twitter.com/Qn0qP3l65o— 😁 (@whifeterrari) August 13, 2019
Emma Watson’s accent coach arriving late to set every morning pic.twitter.com/mI7LnCZgif— 𝙮𝙖 𝙮𝙚 (@danvasmoon) August 13, 2019
... emma watson trying to do an american accent pic.twitter.com/fu6xRO6K8S— freya (@litlewomen) August 13, 2019
Remember that video of the Harry Potter cast speaking in American accents and you get to hear Emma Watson say “The Olive Garden”? Anyway that was better than her accent in the Little Women trailer.— Matthew D'Ambrosio™️ (@drmattdambrosio) August 13, 2019
homophobia > having to hear emma watson do an accent in little women— cal (@tomothyholland) August 13, 2019
Who lied to emma watson and told her american accent was good u thought she knew after perks of being a wallflower— 🍸 (@floraltoronto) August 13, 2019
florence pugh and saoirse ronan when they heard emma watson’s accent pic.twitter.com/rtswoUL0Hj— sleepy spice (@gonegyal1) August 13, 2019
Sadly, you're going to have to wait a little to hear Emma attempt to channel some 1860s New England realness. Little Women won't be hitting theatres until 26 December.