Star actress Toni Collete nearly walked off the set of “Grassland” to never come back because she was having great difficulty in perfecting an Irish accent.
The Dublin-set independent movie stars Collete, Jack Reynor, and Will Poulter.
It follows a young taxi driver (Reynor) who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother (Collette) from addiction.
Collete told the Express that she struggled so badly on her first day of filming that she was thinking about quitting.
She called her husband and told him, but ended up sticking it out and mastering the accent with the help of a voice coach.
” I loved the script but I was very nervous about doing the accent,” she said. “I arrived on the set and sat down with a dialect coach and turned myself into a knot. I actually called my husband and cried and said, ‘I cannot do this, I think they are going to have to re-cast’. It freaked me out so much but I relaxed and just did it.”