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Sienna Miller is the latest Hollywood actor to make a hames of the Irish accent

Miller plays an Irish gangster’s moll in Ben Affleck’s new film Live By Night and well, you wouldn’t mistake her for a Cork woman.

BEN AFFLECK’s latest directorial effort is Prohibition-era gangster flick Live By Night, an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name.

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The film features a bevy of A-list actors like Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning and our own Brendan Gleeson, but it’s Sienna Miller’s character that’s getting attention (perhaps not for the right reasons).

Miller plays Emma Gould, a gangster’s moll from Cork who is dating a mob boss while carrying on an affair with Affleck’s character – her attempt at an Irish accent is… well, listen to it.

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Irish people who have already seen the film (it’s due to be released this day week) have come away impressed by Miller’s performance, but slightly dubious about the accent:

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Appearing on the Today show in the US to promote the film, she was fairly grilled on the brogue by host Matt Lauer:

Do you fancy yourself to be good at accents?
I do, yeah. Well, it’s my job!

He then asked her to repeat a sentence in Emma’s accent, and well…

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That was Irish? Are you serious?

The shade.

Sienna, you’re now in the exclusive club of Hollywood actors who have struggled with the Irish accent – Gerard Butler, Kevin Spacey, Julia Roberts, and Sean Connery are all there, so you’re in great company. Welcome!

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