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Alison Brie on Her ‘Five-Year Engagement’ Accent and How She’s Handling Problems on the ‘Community’ Set

alison-brie-five-year-engagamentCommunity and Mad Men star Alison Brie has her most high-profile movie role so far in The Five-Year Engagement as the sister of lead actress Emily Blunt.  Of course, the American Brie had to work on her accent to sound like the English Blunt, and she talked to MovieFone about how she prepared for that and gave some insight into the problems on the set of Community.

As previously revealed, Brie worked with Emily Blunt on set in order to sound like she could be her sister.  However, almost prophetically Brie was working on her English accent before she was even cast in the role.  She reveals, “I just sort of on a whim thought it would be a good idea to brush up on a British accent, so I’d been [listening to] … these accent CDs on my way to work in the morning and on my way home. So it was like fate.”  She also admits working on other accents, too, but she tells the interviewer that she isn’t quite as proficient at them.  She says, “I had a couple other CDs — Irish and German — but I couldn’t just whip them out. I’d have to go back and brush up on the CDs.”

Brie also comments on the well-publicized feuds on the set of Community.  Though such animosity could distracting, Brie says she doesn’t focus on it, explaining, “We have so much fun on-set and we really are a tight-knit group and any of this stuff that’s been happening, it’s really all just been happening since we’ve been on hiatus and I’ve been out of town… It hasn’t really been at the forefront of my mind and honestly, when I think about the show, I’m trying to put my energy into praying for a fourth season. That’s kind of where my mind is at with the whole thing.”

The Five-Year Engagement opens on Friday, April 27.

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