The Worst American Accents on TV
Tammin Sursok, Charlie Hunnam, Rebel Wilson, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
It never stops being weird. You fall in love with a character, you feel like you know him, and then you see him on Leno or at Comic-Con and what?! What happened to his voice? Oh my God, he's a foreigner! Brits have been playing iconic American roles for years (what's more American than "There Will Be Blood" — Daniel Day-Lewis is British? Or "Superman" — Henry Cavill is British?) and now they're all over our TV screens.
Who would have pegged Ed Westwick from "Gossip Girl" as not American? You only would have known that Gregory House, MD, was British if you watched a lot of PBS in the '80s. But, of course, now that there are so many of them, their American accents aren't all universally impeccable.
ENTV takes a look at some TV actors using fake accents:
Here, in order of best accent to worst, are some of the most standout non-American actors playing American television characters.
Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife")— Born: England. You win an Emmy, you get to be on the top of this list. Period.
Panjabi chats with Jimmy Fallon:
Toni Collette ("Hostages") — Born: Australia. After three seasons of "United States of Tara," she's got seven times the accent experience of anyone else on this list.