Speaking of her time in the role to CNN in 1999, Natalie said: “George [Lucas] worked with me a lot on changing my voice and my movement and the way I carried myself.
“We worked on this accent that … kinda goes to old, older generations of actresses who used kind of an unidentifiable accent. ‘Is it American or is it British?’
“I watched Lauren Bacall, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn. If you look at them, their voices and the stature is so regal, even in their everyday characters.
“And that’s kinda why I used it to model after.
“I was very honoured and excited to be presented with such a great opportunity but I really wasn’t aware of how big a deal Star Wars was … and when I saw the films, I really liked them, but I still didn’t really understand how many… were passionate fans of this film.”
Published at Wed, 09 Jun 2021 10:25:54 +0000