In his new romantic comedy People Places Things, Jemaine Clement plays a New York graphic artist and college professor dealing with a recent divorce and additional daddy duties for his young twin girls. But he has a New Zealand accent.
It’s explained in the movie that his character Will Henry is in fact a native Kiwi, but, according to Clement (Flight of the Conchords, the Rio movies), it’s also because the accent just sounds better.
To prove his point, Clement reenacted famous movie lines from the likes of eight films, including Gladiator, Rocky, and Pulp Fiction. And once you see his impression of “stop trying to make fetch happen” from Mean Girls in the video above, you won’t disagree. (After you’re done watching this, check out another dramatic reading of Mean Girls from an equally unlikely thespian: WWE champ Seth Rollins.)
People Places Things is now in select theaters and available on demand. Watch the trailer below: