2011 Dec 08

Emily Blunt Was Alison Brie’s British Accent Coach

American actress Alison Brie relied on London-born Emily Blunt to be her “unofficial vocal coach” while filming The Five-year Engagement – because she wanted to sound exactly like the Brit. The Community star struggled to play an English woman while starring as Blunt’s sister in the upcoming romantic comedy, so she repeatedly turned to her onscreen sibling for accent advice. She tells The Insider, “I think it went well, I’m nervous to see it. I had a great vocal coach here in L.A. for a few weeks but when I got out there, Emily became my unofficial vocal coach. It was more important that we sound alike than me studying a super proper British accent. “The hardest part was that there was so much improv (improvisation) in the movie that the biggest challenge became thinking of an idea and process (sic) it through the accent quickly.”

Source: Contactmusic.com