Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Rex is Not Your Lawyer' and David's American Accent

Ok, I just felt the urge to write this because, as you all know, I am a sucker for all things David Tennant. If you've been following the latest DT news (or this blog), you might be familiarised with this programme/David's character in it. I've said several times, many on this blog, that I would have loved 'Rex' to be picked up, but the NBC, like my good friend Jenny from FanaticalWho ( said, NBC really does need a wake up call. The show sounded really, really promising and, to be honest, I was devastated when I realised it wasn't going to be picked up.

But that's a whole different story. My point is, ever since this clip was posted on YouTube, there has been a lot of negative feedback because of David's American accent. Honestly, I think his accent sounds amazing for somebody who is Scottish. Sure, he may need to practice more, work on the way he pronounces certain words, but I think some of the comments I've seen up on YouTube are just not fair. I know we're all DT fans and that we think (no, we know!) David is perfect and spotless and we always want the best out of him. There's nothing wrong with it and I think we should expect his best, but I think he is giving it his best shot - 'Rex' was sudden and David didn't have much time to work on his accent. For that reason and with so little time to get it right, I think our lad did it brilliantly.

So David, if you're reading this, you did a great job. Nevermind bad comments or bad reviews. Your acting was excellent, stellar, magnificent. You sounded believable and still like the David we know and love, and we're always going to be there for you. :)


Anonymous said...

I didn't think it was that bad either - I've heard worse. I know that Hugh Laurie's US accent is now held up as an example of "how to do it", but it wasn't always like that.
David's so damn talented that there are always going to be people who delight in finding something he's not so good at - I call it sour grapes!

Fran said...

Hello, thank you so much for your comment!
And yes, I agree. Some people marvel at the idea of finding something 'wrong' about David. Forget it, peeps, you won't find a thing! :D

bekkie said...

His american accent ain't that bad. Most actors have accents where it's just not their strong point, it's just certain words they have trouble with, but as long as you believe the character they're portraying and get drawn in, there's nothing wrong! :P to all you doubters!