Thats what the New Zealand-born former Xena star learned while filming a guest-starring role in the Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica.
Lawless plays a journalist on the episode and, for the first time ever, used her native accent for the role.
She admits shes avoided going Kiwi on camera before because it felt gimmicky but figured an Aussie- tabloidy type of voice was appropriate for the character.
But it wasnt easy. Lawless is so used to speaking in an American accent on camera that she flubbed up a few takes and says sometimes, I forgot to talk like myself.
Despite her hassles, Lawless was able to get the job done. The episode in which she appears will air Sept. 9.
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