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Millie Bobby Brown Addresses Comments About Her Accent Changing: “I’m Trying My Best”

Millie Bobby Brown is not here for the comments about how her accent has changed as she has spent more time in America.

The Stranger Things star sat down for an interview with internet personality Max Balegde and discussed the social media conversations surrounding the actress seemingly losing her British accent as she mostly lives in the United States now.

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“I’m an actor,” Brown said. “I grew up in the public eye. I grew up in America. I come to set, and I’m an actor and I adapt, and so I want to mimic other people!”

She explained the voices of the people she’s around — like her fiancé, Jake Bongiovi, Jon Bon Jovi’s son — can and do impact how she speaks. But she pointed out that when she’s in England, her native accent comes out more.

“I can’t help that when I’m around my fiancé, or when I’m with people like Jimmy Fallon, who have a very American accent, I wanna replicate it!” Brown concluded. “And now I’m in England, I wanna replicate that [accent]! I don’t do it intentionally, and I’m sorry if it offends you, OK? But listen, I’m trying my best! I’m trying my best.”

Following Brown’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this month, social media users began pointing out that throughout the conversation, it sounded like the Damsel star was losing her British accent.

“Her british accent is barely there anymore,” a user commented on a TikTok video at the time, while another one noted, “she pronounces certain words like a brit but the cadence she’s using is so american.”

On the other hand, some users came to her defense, with one writing, “People who have accents are often told to pronounce as much as possible to make it so other can understand them better. I don’t think she is losing her accent I think it’s just for the interview.”

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