MemberFebruary 7, 2020 at 2:29 pm
I must give kudos to the actors at Evermore for their accent work.
I’m from Northern England, and while I assume that all the actors are American, that is purely a guess. I can’t say at all from speaking with them in character. It amazes me that they are not only improvising in a foreign accent but also adding in subtle layers to those accents that perhaps only someone who is familiar with them would detect.
Here are a few examples that spring to mind …
Jasper – it’s not just the accent, it’s his use of colloquialisms, and general speech patterns that make think I’m talking to someone I’d meet back home. If you were to tell me that the actor had recently moved to Utah from Sheffield, I would not be surprised.
Last weekend I had a chance to talk to Ser Kilyrie for a little. Her diction as well as the accent really informed her character, they just dovetailed perfectly. I know the character is from Mythos, but I swear I’ve met someone in the UK who probably went to the same school as her. It wasn’t until I was walking away that I realized that my understanding of the character came as much from how she spoke as what she said.
Lastly, a few weeks ago some other World Walkers set up a meet cute for the postmaster, Philip Humphrey, and the mayor, Violet Atkinson. Not knowing their character backstories my initial thought, based purely on how they both speak, was – but Philip is middle class (though with airs) and Violet is decidedly upper class, her family would never … oh, wait.
Anyway, I don’t know if anyone else who goes to Evermore picks up on these little details, but I seriously appreciate the care that the actors put in to adding them. I’m blown away.
AdministratorFebruary 14, 2020 at 8:13 am
This is fabulous! I’ve always thought their accent work was great but I had nothing to compare it to. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂
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