How Kevin Spacey Came To Adopt His House Of Cards Accent

Mar 2, 2015
Kevin Spacey, male lead in the Netflix original series "House of Cards," has a strong southern drawl throughout the show, building on the character's southern upbringing. At first listen, some would believe that the accent is Spacey's natural tone, but the truth of the matter is, he's faking it.

Many actors and actresses fake accents to fit certain roles, and each of those accents has various characteristics that make them distinct. One of the most commonly impersonated accents is the British accent, though the southern drawl does follow closely behind. Few people realize the minor details that go into carrying out a southern accent, but Vox goes into the history and schematics of faking it and making it believable.
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