Actress Maiara Walsh stars in Disney Channels Cory In The House as the ambassadors daughter from the fictional country of Bahavia, and says making up a foreign accent was easy for her since shes half-Brazilian in real life.
Walsh first auditioned for the part by mimicking her moms 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 Rs 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 shes 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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