Monday, May 17, 2010

The Importance of Being Oirish

After the disappointment of missing Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday I took myself off to the cinema to see Robin Hood. As you may already know, I am a huge Russel Crowe fan.But after the recent controversy I found that I spent the first part concentrating on his accent to see if there was a trace of oirishness in it! There were a few suspect phrases. But then again maybe there would be a similarity between an Irish accent and one from rural 12th century Northern England. How would I know?
It seems ironic that an actor should perfect an Irish accent when he didn't intend to, when so many have failed miserably when they actually needed one. Who could ever forget Tom Cruise's pathetic attempt in Home and Away...or was it Far and Near....oh no, it was Far and Away. Woeful!
I think the best Irish accent was Johnny Depp in Chocolate. Now there is a fantasy...Johnny Depp and chocolate. Or even better, Johnny Depp dipped in chocolate!! I wonder how many Weightwatcher points would be in that? Who the hell cares....the diet can always start next Monday!!!