I’m an actor, yes. One of my strong points is I’m not at all shy. One of my negative points is that I suck at accents.
This play I’m doing I need to put on all manner of accents, it’s my characters joie de vivre and raison d’etre.
One of those accents, the one at the start of the play, is supposed to be Austrian, it goes with my whole ‘pseudo-psychiatrist’ ‘character’ that my character is playing.
It’s not very good. It’s pretty atrocious in fact. When I was speaking my lines last night, I was like “what the fuck is this? I don’t sound Austrian, I sound like…like…who?”
Today when I was running my lines I realized: Christopher Walken.
Maybe I’ll just try a Christopher Walken impression; the old ‘reverse-reverse’ might just do the trick…