Did Reese Witherspoon Have To Quit A Movie Because She Couldn’t Do A Scottish Accent?
Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey recently did an interview for their animated musical "Sing" and the topic of difficult accents came up. Reese blurted out that she once had to leave a movie because she wasn't able to do an accent. She said, "Accents aren't my thing...Scottish is really...oh no I don't really want to talk about it." When pushed a little, Witherspoon elaborated a bit more by saying, "I tried to do a Scottish accent once. It was bad. I had to quit the movie. It's not my finest moment. I don't want to talk about it anymore. That just came out, and I really wish it hadn't."
Witherspoon was probably talking about the Pixar movie "Brave." She was supposed to voice the main character Merida, but she dropped out. And yeah, the movie is set in the Scottish Highlands. Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald ended up with the part.