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Chloe Sevigny revealed she worked hard on her accent

Chloe Sevigny revealed she worked hard on her accent

Chloe Sevigny revealed she worked hard on her accent

Chloe Sevigny has claimed the British are obsessed with accents.

The American actress stars in new Sky Atlantic drama Hit And Miss, as a transsexual contract killer who learns she has a child and suddenly finds herself caring for a family in Manchester. The Boys Don't Cry star revealed she worked hard on her accent because she felt the British audience would judge her on it.

Chloe said: "I think first of all we decided on the accent and where she was going to be from. I think people in the UK are obsessed with accents and where each other are from and it's such a big part of someone's identity.

"I think in a way that's unfathomable in America. People aren't as obsessed with it. I knew that was going to be a big part of it."

The Big Love star and the rest of the Hit And Miss cast attended a special screening of the new show, from Shameless creator Paul Abbott.

Chloe, 37, sparked outrage during filming of the show when she branded Manchester "one of the grimmest places I have ever been" and complained it rained all the time.

But she said: "I love it, I love the size and there are great things to do there but I guess I was lonely. I didn't meet a lot of people so I felt very isolated, which maybe was good for the part because that's the way Mia feels."

Hit And Miss begins on May 22.

PA