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Hugh Jackman prepared heavier Australian accent for new film ‘Chappie’

Hugh Jackman admits he had to practice because the character spoke with a much stronger accent.

Hugh Jackman, Chappie
It’s not that often that Hugh Jackman gets to speak in his native Australian in a role, so when he was working on the upcoming sci-fi thriller, ‘Chappie’, the actor had to get reacquainted with the accent. (Source: AP)

It’s not that often that Hugh Jackman gets to speak in his native Australian in a role, so when he was working on the upcoming sci-fi thriller, ‘Chappie’, the actor had to get reacquainted with the accent.

The 46-year old Tony winning actor admits he had to practice because the character spoke with a much stronger accent.

He also had to brush up on some Australian slang that writer-director Neill Blomkamp wrote for the part.

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“I was trying to think of more, so I ended up Googling some of them,” Jackman said.

‘Chappie’, which opens on March 6, tells the story of a fallen police robot, reprogrammed to think and feel for itself. Playing the film’s antagonist, Jackman said he had fun playing an engineer strongly opposed to artificial intelligence.