The Luminaries viewers slam Eva Green’s ‘constantly changing’ accent in BBC period drama

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THE Luminaries’ fans are raging over star Eva Green’s “constantly changing” in the latest period drama from the BBC.

Green, 39, stars as calculating brothel madam Lydia Wells in the adaption of Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize winning novel of the same name.

Eva Green stars Lydia Wells in the BBC period drama The Luminaries
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Set in the 19th Century during New Zealand’s Gold Rush, Lydia is supposed to be an American who runs a fortune parlour in Land of the Long White Cloud.

But fans can’t pick her accent and said it does not stay the same throughout the episodes.

One Twitter user wrote: “Eva greens accent changes during the sentence she’s speaking.”

Another added: “Eva Green is always a divine presence in any tv show, but her accent in this is all over the bloody shop. A shop where she reads cards in fancy dresses. I think.”

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Fans of the show lashed out saying Green’s accent was not consistent throughout the series[/caption]

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Some fans even suggested this was normal for Green[/caption]

A third accused the actress of always having wonky accents: “Just a really odd accent from Eva green. As usual.”

While a fourth said the entire cast was guilty of dodgy accents: “The Luminaries is set in Bad Accent City. And Eva Green is the mayor.”

French-born Green speaks English as a second language and whose unique accent can be accredited to her education at the American University in Paris.

She also spent time living in London, Ireland and Ramsgate, which could be explain her lilt.

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But the French actress speaks English as a second language after studying at the American University in Paris[/caption]

The actress also confessed to preferring to act in her native French.

Green told The Guardian: “It would be a holiday [acting in French].

“I wouldn’t have to worry about the English. Your voice and your whole identity changes when you speak in a different language.

“So to speak French would reveal another me. The real me.”

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She admitted acting in French is easier for her than English[/caption]


The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes.

It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush.

The Luminaries story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life.

It began on June 21, 2020, on BBC One and the six-part series will then continue on Sunday nights.

In addition, the full series is also available on BBC iPlayer.


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