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Anne didn't want British accent in 'The Hustle'

Anne didnt want British accent in   The Hustle

Los Angeles: Actor Anne Hathaway says she was initially not sure about the idea that her character in upcoming comedy The Hustle has a British accent.

The Chris Addison-directed film features Hathaway and actor Rebel Wilson as two women who seek revenge against men who have tricked them in the past.

It is a remake of 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which was itself inspired by the 1964 film Bedtime Story.

Hathaway, 36, who appeared on Good Morning America, said her character is of British origin, something which was done against her "will".

"I didn't want to do it. I just thought, if I mess this up it could be such a face plant'," she said, adding the director "insisted" that she speak with the accent.

Hathaway, however, is "relieved" that the British press has liked her accent and appreciated her performance in the film.

"When the director asked me to play this character British, one of the reasons why I didn't want to do it was I just thought this could be exhausting for everybody. Everybody knows I'm not British. I didn't want to put myself or you through that," she added.

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