Why Frances O’Connor Dialled Up Her Aussie Accent On Set In Her First Directing Role

Actor, writer and director Francis O’Connor has been on our screen, stage and television for over 30 years. Many of us discovered her in the cool 90’s movie Love and other catastrophes. Since then, she’s worked with Stephen Spielberg, had Golden Globe nominations and made an International name for herself.

In the episode of ‘The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show‘ Jess and Frances dig deep on what its been like to work on the other side of the camera, why as women we often second guess ourselves, and the reason she dialled up her Aussie accent on set of her first directing role.

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“Any time a first time director steps up, there’s always like naysayers who are like, oh, let’s see how you go, kind of thing. I did notice my Aussie accent in those moments did become strong. Cause you know, its that kind of thing. When people kind of say, oh, I’m not sure if you are, you can do, it just actually makes me more determined and I do think that is slightly part of the Aussie Spirit maybe.”

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