Gina Wilhelm Actress – Marion Cotillard’s Accent
French actress Marion Cotillard had to master a Midwestern accent for the movie “Public Enemies.”
She said it was the “hardest thing” she’s ever had to do.
In the movie, she plays the love interest of John Dillinger, played by Johnny Depp. She spent four months working with a dialect coach to develop the accent.
Director Michael Mann had seen Cotillard’s previous work, and knew she could handle it.
“I knew mechanically, with fantastic discipline, a great work ethic and just hard work, she will master the English,” he said.
The movie also stars Christian Bale.