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People Confused By Gillian Anderson's Accent As She Accepts Award

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People Confused By Gillian Anderson's Accent As She Accepts Award

As Gillian Anderson accepted the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown, viewers were much more fixated on her accent:

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Distracting viewers far and wide, Anderson accepted the award virtually (thanks Covid) and was sporting an American accent.

This baffled many people watching as most of her recent work has been portraying British characters and therefore she has just expertly conned people into believing she is from the UK. Bravo, Gillian.

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So it might come as a surprise to you but the 52-year-old is actually originally from Chicago, Illinois, but was raised in Puerto Rico and London.

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Viewers flocked to social media to air their confusion, others joked that she'd chosen a certain accent to use. One wrote: "Gillian Anderson has her American accent on today, she's feeling flirty."

Another added: "I just found out that Gillian Anderson is actually American and I love her English accent so much I'm actually disappointed."

A third commented: "Tonight's biggest upset is that Gillian Anderson is has an American accent."

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Someone else wrote: "What happened to Gillian Anderson's British accent??!??"

Credit: NBC
Credit: NBC

The win is Anderson's second after she scooped an award back in 1997 for playing Agent Dana Scully on the seminal sci-fi series The X-Files.

Tonight, she won for her part in Netflix's The Crown which had already won the Best Television Series - Drama along with both leading actor categories for Emma Corrin and Josh O'Conner.

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In her speech, Anderson thanked a multitude of people but decided to lead with the show's creator Peter Morgan, for 'imagining that I could inhabit Mrs. T.'

She went on to call the former Prime Minister an 'exquisitely multi-dimensional character... against the odds' and thanked her 'splendiferous' co-star Olivia Colman who plays Queen Elizabeth II.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Gillian Anderson, Entertainment, Celebrity, Netflix

Rebecca Shepherd
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