Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon Say They Were Stopped Doing Accents in ‘Boston Strangler’
Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon shared they weren’t allowed to do Boston accents while filming The Boston Strangler.
On Tuesday, March 14, Keira Knightley and Carrie Coon spoke with PEOPLE at the New York premiere of Boston Strangler, at the Museum of Modern Art.
Knightley told the outlet: ‘We did ‘Standard American’ Luckily it’s written in a Boston beat so you get the idea of Boston but there’s no accent from Boston for me.”
Coon joked, “Matt Ruskin, our writer/director, is from Boston and is very insistent that anyone not from Boston wasn’t going to do an accent because he claims he’s from Boston and he’s doesn’t have an accent. But he does.”
The 42-year-old added: “The movie is really written in the rhythms of Boston accents, so it was very hard to resist. So I was doing kind of a 1960s American General thing. But I really looking forward to seeing the Boston Accent.”
Knightley, who is cast in the lead role in Pride and Prejudice, continued: “All the actors were very disappointed. We all tried to convince Matt Ruskin, our lovely writer/director, to let us do the accent. from Boston, and he was like, ‘Absolutely not.'”
She added: “So we failed, but I can hear it a bit, because as I found out, people have a lot of opinions about that accent. There’s a lot of stuff around it. So it said, ‘We’re not touching that.'”