Americans Pretending To Be British Part 11: Lindsay Lohan
BBC Blogs- America - almost 6 years
Lindsay Lohan in 'The Parent Trap', 1998
The producers of the 1998 Disney remake of The Parent Trap must have been terrified when they first started casting for a child actress who could pull off a decent English accent, especially knowing she would have to play against Natasha Richardson. I mean, yes, the corporation don’t have the best track record when it comes to the UK and the way we speak (never mind Dick Van Dyke, the voice of Jock the Scottish terrier in Lady and the Tramp is SHOCKING), but they’d been getting better, and it’s still a big ask, especially when you want your actress to be playing the emotion of the scene, rather than glazing over as she tries to remember how the English say “certainly.”
Luckily, they found the right girl for the job in Lindsay Lohan. Tie her hair up, and she’s every inch the prim English maiden Annie, let it hang loose and she’s the rough and tumble American scamp Haile. Never mind the odd weird vowel here and there, it’s a remarkably ...
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