Late last year the trailer for the Irish romance Wild Mountain Thyme starring Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt aired and was subsequently ridiculed for the accents of its lead stars.
Speaking to Sky News recently Emily Blunt said they’re “not going to lose any sleep” over last year’s reaction.
She said: “I think it was sort of to be expected in some ways…ultimately, when you’re doing an accent, you just do your best.
“Luckily, this film is not really about accents, it’s about something much bigger than that,” Blunt continued. “So, I think we all took it fairly lightly. I just want people to go and see it now and be transported to the fact that this is really a love letter to Ireland.”
“We loved doing it, we loved being in Ireland, we loved the Irish people. So, I think the [piss]-taking from Irish people about people who aren’t from Ireland playing Irish, I sort of shoulder shrug about it really.”
Jamie Dornan added: “It’s kind of par for the course, I’m from Ireland and we’re known for taking the [piss] pretty much out of everything – it almost comes with the territory.
“At the end of the day, everyone’s going to have their opinion. We are doing the accents that we planned to do.”
“So, we’re trying to find accents that everyone in the world will understand and that’s what we feel we did. We’re not going to lose any sleep over some people having a bit of fun with it.”