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A saying in modern-day Hollywood goes something like this: The best American actors are Australian. Over the past two decades, Australian actors have taken over Tinseltown, including “Barbie” star Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Samara Weaving, Naomi Watts and Eric Bana.
Many actors have played American characters so often that people in the States have no idea they are Aussies.
Margot Robbie’s American accent is so good that she was cast to play the quintessential American woman, “Barbie,” in this summer’s biggest hit film. She proved herself by playing various American characters, from Harley Quinn to Sharon Tate.
The actor was even the subject of a backlash from Americans who think she should stop using an Australian accent in interviews.
But if you watch footage of her from one of her first acting gigs in the Australian soap opera “Neighbours,” there’s no mistaking that she’s from Dalby, Queensland, and grew up on the Gold Coast.
Prime Video recently shared a clip of her and Liam Hemsworth on the soap opera in 2008 that shows just how strong both actors' accents were before coming to Hollywood. Hemsworth starred as Josh Taylor on “Neighbours” from 2007 to 2008, and Robbie played Donna Freedman from 2008 to 2011.
Some may attribute Robbie’s strong accent to her character, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Robbie has admitted that her accent was so strong during that time that the producers on “Neighbours” asked her to tone it down.
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