'It's very difficult': Ewan McGregor says Minnesota accent is 'the hardest' he has ever done as he gears up for dual role in Fargo
He is set to star in a dual role for the upcoming third season of FX's hit Fargo.
But Ewan McGregor said the Minnesota accent is 'the hardest one' at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour panel on Thursday at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California.
'It’s very, very difficult,' the 45-year-old Scottish actor said as he has to learn two different twangs. 'It’s the hardest accent I’ve ever done.'
'It’s very, very difficult': Ewan McGregor discussed his dual role on the upcoming third season of Fargo during the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour panel on Thursday
The Trainspotting star will portray two different characters as lookalike brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy.
Older brother Emmit is a handsome, confident real estate mogul who is also known as the Parking Lot King of Minnesota.
His younger sibling, Ray, is an out-of-shape parole officer who constantly blames Emmit for his unfortunate circumstances.
Good company: The 45-year-old star attended the event with (L-R) producer Warren Littlefield and co-stars Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg
Multi-talented! The Scottish actor will star in the FX hit anthology as lookalike brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy
The two-time Golden Globe nominee made an appearance alongside producer Warren Littlefield, and co-stars Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg.
He continued of the challenges playing two different roles with separate accents, 'This is worse. And also because it’s very familiar.
'It’s an accent that we know from the movie and from season one and two, so our audience’s ear is attuned to it.
Self-assured: Older brother Emmit is a handsome, confident real estate mogul who is also known as the Parking Lot King of Minnesota
Out of character: His younger sibling, Ray, is an out-of-shape parole officer who constantly blames Emmit for his unfortunate circumstances
He added: 'And then within that accent to try and find Ray’s voice and Emmit’s voice… and for them not to be the same.'
'It’s a very strange accent to lock into. I don’t know if it’s harder or not as a non-American,' he explained. 'I certainly wish I was coming at it from an American accent, not a Scottish one.'
The hunky A-lister looked handsome as he donned an all-black ensemble but added a beige trilby hat.
'It’s a very strange accent': Ewan described his challenges as has to learn two different twangs, saying: 'It’s the hardest I’ve ever done'
Stylish star: The Trainspotting actor donned an all-black monochrome ensemble but added a beige trilby hat
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