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[quote] On 2012-03-14 19:21, Pop Haydn wrote: I was an actor working with a traveling improvisational company headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee for a couple of years after seminary. I took lessons to lose my Southern accent at that time. I worked for 30 years without an accent, and really only spoke with a Southern accent when I was talking to my mom on the phone or amongst other Southerners. My wife always knew when my mom was on the phone, because in about five minutes I was talking with a Southern accent. Once I started using the accent again, it was hard to stop, and hard moving in and out of it. People who had seen me perform were very disappointed when they heard me talk without the accent and realized Pop was just "a character." It was like pullling the head off the ventriloquist's dummy after the show--it was disconcerting. Eventually, I decided I would just stay in character all the time--if a more relaxed, "Off-Stage" version of the character. My friends, wife and Magic Castle members eventually got used to and accepted the new accent--but a lot of people had trouble with it for some time. They didn't realize that the accent and mannerisms were actually much more "me" than the mid-western character they were familiar with...and of course, I worked hard to lower my voice an octave, to give me a more booming and interesting sound. [/quote]
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