Fans have been left wondering what was going on with Gillian Anderson’s accent, after the British actor gave her Emmys acceptance speech in an American accent. Anderson took home Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series at last night’s awards ceremony (19 September) for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown.
Viewers were left baffled, however, when the actor delivered her acceptance speech in an American accent. Anderson has spoken in an English accent for the majority of her TV appearances in recent years.
The actor admitted that the switch is sometimes “conscious” because she knows that “somebody will be thrown by it”.
The Crown was named Best Drama, beating out Bridgerton, Lovecraft Country, Pose, The Boys, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mandalorian and This is Us.