I read this article today about Renee Zellwegger watching Eastenders to perfect her accent for her Bridget Jones role.
LOVE IT. In my latest novel, one of my characters is a Polish dude who watches Eastenders to learn how to speak English.
Me and this show have a bit of history. I once worked at a TV station here in Canada that broadcasts this show. My job was to watch all the week’s episodes and write a gossip type column about the week’s events. Yes. I was paid to watch Eastenders. Let that sink in for a minute. Best job ever, right?
Anyways, I haven’t watched it since. But after reading this article, I realized I need to start watching Eastenders again. Why? Because parts of my novel take place in London, and my British dialogue was falling flat.
OH MY GOD. I’ve missed this show.
I think I’m enjoying my research a LITTLE bit too much!
P.S. I’VE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY