Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Faking An Accent Easy For Exotic Disney Darling

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Faking a foreign accent is hard for some actors, but for one Disney Channel starlet it was a breeze.

Actress Maiara Walsh stars in Disney Channel’s Cory In The House as the ambassador’s daughter from the fictional country of “Bahavia,” and says making up a foreign accent was easy for her since she’s half-Brazilian in real life.

Walsh first auditioned for the part by mimicking her mom’s Brazilian accent, but was told by producers that they needed something “stronger, funkier, and different.”

So Walsh used her ear for foreign languages, created a new accent and went back to producers with an improved, fake “Bahavian” accent.

Says Walsh: “I rolled my ‘R’s’ harder to make the accent sound more Arabic and Portuguese and they loved it. They figured my character is from a made-up country, so why not have a totally made up accent!”

And although Walsh enjoys faking an accent while acting, she admits she’s so used to her on-screen jargon that she accidentally ends up talking to her friends in “Bahavian” sometimes.

Cory In The House airs Fridays.

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