June 17, 2024 12:27 pm

Patrick Dempsey Used His Actual Accent for the First Time On-Screen in Thanksgiving
Patrick Dempsey Used His Actual Accent for the First Time On-Screen in Thanksgiving

Patrick Dempsey Used His Actual Accent for the First Time On-Screen in Thanksgiving

Eli Roth‘s Thanksgiving is a Plymouth-based slasher adapted from his memorable mock trailer featured in the Grindhouse double feature. The horror film stars Patrick Dempsey as the town’s sheriff and marks the first collaboration between Dempsey and Roth. The film also marks another first for Dempsey, and it’s kind of surprising. According to Roth, Dempsey’s Thanksgiving New Englander accent is no acting job, and the film is the first time the actor uses his native accent on-screen. If you need clarification on what that accent sounds like, think of Jeremy Renner in The Town, Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting, or Jack Nicholson in The Departed.

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​Eli Roth talks about discovering that actor Patrick Dempsey, who stars in the Massachusetts-based Thanksgiving, has a New England accent. Read More