The Official Rose Byrne/Moira MacTaggert Thread

Discussion in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' started by BMM, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. BMM

    BMM Well-Known Member

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    I could have sworn we had a thread for her, but I guess not. Anyway, here are Byrne's answers to fan questions, regarding her role as Dr. Moira MacTaggert in First Class.

     
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    Despite the uproar over nationality Rose Byrne In scenes look quite similar to classic
    Moira.Despite not having an accent I think besides that It will be a good adaptan from
    Comics to films
     
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  3. Great Mind(s)

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    They should overdub her voice with a Scottish accent ASAP. Matthew, don't be stupid.
     
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    All that effort and they miss out the important bit...she's Scottish! :cmad:
     
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    I know, but I'm not surprised. I mean Banshee isn't Irish in this movie, so why should Moira get the special treatment? Also, is it just me or did the X-men movies in general seem to stamp out most non-American aspects? Or is it just accents that stray from the standard American? Didn't the guy who played Gambit have to insist on at least doing a slight accent? Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    Pyro wasn't Australian in the movies either.
     
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  7. SuperSoldier985

    SuperSoldier985 That's Funny

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    Olivia Williams DID have a slight accent in the X3 scenes she was in...

    I wouldn't have thought it would hurt to have Rose give a slight accent in here too, but...Whatevs.
     
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    That bugs me whenever I watch X2 and X3.

    I think Rose looks great so far as Moira, I wish they'd kept her original accent a little though. I'm sure she'll do a fantastic job regardless, and the movie as a whole looks very exciting so far.
     
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  9. SuperSoldier985

    SuperSoldier985 That's Funny

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    I'm thinking, and the same may go for Pyro, that ever since the whole response from X1 and Storm's accent, I guess they figured, if they can't pull off the accent perfectly, they might as well just speak in their normal accent or be American.
     
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    I don't actually mind that Moira is an American in First Class.
     
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    I don't think Pyro was Aussie in X-men (the first film either). You can tell with his one line "Sorry" :p
     
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    ^ True XD
     
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    SuperSoldier985 That's Funny

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    I bet it wouldn't have been too hard for some random guy to teach that extra how to say, "sorry" in an Aussie accent. :p
     
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    He could have asked Hugh Jackman XD
     
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    Not a bad idea, in fact, I wish they'd do an ultimate fan edition of all the films and give all the characters a dub of their natural accents. To be honest I was quite shocked to hear Nightcrawler actually speaking in GERMAN in X2, and that is a sad thing.

    But i am thankful. Now if only they'd do that for the rest of the characters. Lol, I actually had a dream the other night that Banshee showed up in a scene knocking on someone's door and spoke Irish. If only...

    Sorry, I'm sure the actors give it their all, and I don't always blame them for their characters being converted in yanks, it's just, it quite honestly bores me to watch a film thats supposed to be full of international characters, all rendered to Americans.
     
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    They could've at least said that her parents are scottish but they moved to the US hence she doesn't have the accent (or something like that)
     
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    That might be the way to do it...It's similar to how they threw in a Russian flag into Pete/Colossus' room. Just for kicks.
     
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    Her first name is MOIRA and her last name is MACTAGGERT. I think it's pretty obviously that she's Scottish, even if she doesn't have an accent. No need for forced dialog about her parents to say so.
     
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    Well, whether it's forced or not will be based on the context. It could actually turn out to move the plot.
     
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    It would be nice if these movies didn't make everyone American and remove their accents. Part of the revival in the 70s that made the series popular was that it used characters from all around the world yet these films keep making everyone American.

    Not a horrible tragedy, but it's just annoying.
     
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  22. SuperSoldier985

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    Yeah--whoever reboots the X-Men franchise, I hope they don't deviate from the true portrayals of the characters' nationalities and what we have pictured in our mind(s) that these characters should sound like based on their backstories.

    They got away with a lot of it on the basis that we never saw the backstory for a lot of these characters, like with Storm and Pyro...
     
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  23. EnDz0n3

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    I'm actually not that bothered with most of the characters not having accents. I might get some flack for this but i would imagine it would be kinda annoying with everyone speaking with different intonations, dialects, and their signature lines (oh my stars and garters, ma chere, etc.).
     
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    As long as their story is good, I'm fine with no accent
     
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  25. SuperSoldier985

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    Nah, it's not the same thing we're talking here. I mean, look at Rogue. They made Anna Paquin have an accent in the first movie and she wasn't saying, "sugah" or "hot potatah" or anything like that.
     
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