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Episode 2: How William Moseley Mastered the American Accent

by Katherine Beck in The All American Biz
04/01/2021

Episode 02: How William Moseley Mastered the American Accent

In today’s episode, Katherine Beck talks to English Actor, William Moseley as he shares how he mastered the American accent.

William talks about his experience acting with an accent on set in the U.S. film industry.

Join me as William Moseley talks about his acting journey from a UK Actor to a Global Actor.

 

BY THE TIME YOU FINISH LISTENING, YOU’LL LEARN:
  • How William Moseley mastered the American accent
  • What it’s like to perform on-set with an American accent
  • Why every actor needs an American accent in today’s industry

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Katherine Beck 0:00
You’re listening to the All American actors podcast, Episode Two. In today’s episode, my very special guest is going to share with you how he went from a kid with a dream growing up in an English country town to building a career for himself as a working actor in the US film industry. That’s coming up next.

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I’ve got a very special guest joining me today one of my clients is on the show with me the wonderfully talented actor William Mosley. William is best known for his role of Peter in The Chronicles of Narnia, and since then he’s become very well known both in the UK and then transitioning into the US film industry. recent films include the courier starring Gary Oldman, and he just completed filming the movie land of dreams starring Matt Dillon, he also made his mark in the US TV series, the Royals starring as the prince for he their first scripted series. So excited for this interview. So let’s begin. Hey, William, welcome. And thank you so much for joining me on the podcast.

William Moseley 1:47
Good evening, Catherine, thank you very much for having me. I’m very excited to be here.

Katherine Beck 1:51
You know, now we’ve known each other I was thinking about this. I think it’s maybe four years, maybe five years. I’m not sure yet. It’s around four or five years already that I think I’ve known you.

William Moseley 2:02
That makes me feel old.

Katherine Beck 2:06
and I wasn’t sure if you were going to be speaking in your English accent or your American accent because usually when I speak to you, you’re speaking in your American accent for practice.

William Moseley 2:17
That’s right. Usually, well, if I go into my American accent, I usually will speak to you like this. And I’ll lower my voice a little bit. And then any discrepancies in the accent you’ll probably be bringing me up on say, Well, this is sounding a little tight. This is sounding a little tight. We have to work through that. Yeah, usually I’m in my American accent. But I thought today since we don’t have to work, I’m gonna just be myself. Take it easy.

Katherine Beck 2:47
So why don’t we just tell the listeners just a little bit about who you are.

William Moseley 2:53
Okay, so I’m an actor. I started out my career when I was 17 with the Chronicles of Narnia franchise, which is obviously hugely popular. And I then went on to a mutual America and I started making films and television, one of the TV shows that I made, which was very popular in America was called the Royals. It was with Elizabeth Hurley, I played a British Prince, I suppose. It was quite fun. And from there, I’ve gone on to work with Gary Oldman. In a film recently, the Korea where I use an American accent. I was with Michael Caine in a film, which is set to be released next year. I just finished working with Matt Dillon, on a film in America. And yeah, so basically, I suppose my my career has, has gone from strength to strength, I’d like to say so I mean, I feel like it has, you know, I was thinking about this the other day, and how does the American accent play a role in my career? Well, I think the last five jobs have been in an American accent. Um, I think I did not and 123 at least for at least four or five the last jobs I’ve done being an American accent. So recognized is obviously a huge part of my of my career and part of how I how I make living so yeah, it’s a very important aspect to my life.

Katherine Beck 4:26
So interesting to hear that because when we first met, do you remember what you said to me?The reason why we started working together.

William Moseley 4:35
Yeah, I think I told you I probably couldn’t do it. That actually, I didn’t know that I could not get it together the accent. I felt very unconfident. I have a very worried a lot of time doing auditions and Whoa, very nervous about it. I felt very self conscious. You know, I couldn’t really express myself. Um, so yeah, it’s taken me a lot of work. But I do feel like my accents, pretty, pretty good now, it’s pretty strong, you know, but I still, I still think I have to keep working at it, you know, if I was really if I was more disciplined, and I will stop being now you know, every so I think it’s sort of like getting into the gym in January, I’m going to try and do it every day to try and work an hour a day, and be on it for an hour a day, and just make sure that I do my time and I work at it. And, um, and then when I have an audition, you know, we we work together. And if I have a part that we work, we work pretty, pretty religiously when I have a job. So, um, so that’s always very helpful.

Katherine Beck 5:42
Yeah, it’s interesting, because you did, you came to me, and you were very unconfident, lacking confidence in your accent, and you felt that it was forced, and you had worked on the accent before, but it still didn’t feel really natural. What do you think was the turning point for you, where it started to feel natural, and you felt confident in the accent.

William Moseley 6:03
Um, I think the turning point for me was learning the basics, you know, you know, it was very important for me to learn that actually, your tongue is flashed in the mouth when you’re speaking in an American accent. And when you’re speaking in public, you’re either an Australian or an English accent, your tongue is, especially the tip of your tongue, I can feel it now. It’s like, it’s moving. Very quickly, everything’s moving around very quickly, whereas the American accent is very relaxed. And I realized that and then I also realized that, you know, learning what the dip songs were and learning, like, all the phrases that you taught me, you know, like, a big black bug, but a big, big black bear in the big black bear blood blood, like saying things like that over and over again, like, I know, these rhymes now. For life, I think there’s about 20 of them, I think only 20 rhymes at one point. So, you know, I really tried to get it together. You know, I’ll tell you the biggest problem with the American accent for me really is, and I think probably a lot of people struggle with and you struggle with this, I think with the Australian accent, it’s like, knowing that you’re not going to lose yourself by defining yourself with another accent. That’s a really psychologically interesting thing, especially coming from England, where people are very nationalistic in a way, like, an underlying nationalistic. So it’s always that we don’t get an American accent, we go to America, don’t do this. Don’t do that, you know, don’t come back with an American accent, you know, we will never speak to you again, kind of thing you know. So I think in my head, there was a massive there was a massive emotional thing going on, you know, which I kind of had to overcome. Even my, even my parents were kind of like, oh, you’re never gonna get on American nice, it’s never gonna work for you, you know, to English never gonna get an American accent, like, and then I just started getting them, you know, and I started working on getting them and, and I know, it’s been a huge part of my, my career.

Katherine Beck 8:04
Yeah, it’s amazing to see how your career has grown since we started working together. And as your confidence built in the accent, and you got one role, and then another and another, it’s been such a joy to see the types of projects you’re now getting offered. And this caliber of actors that you’re now working with is incredible. What do you find when you’re on set? So you’re on a US film? And you’re on set? With all these incredible actors and everyone’s American? What does it feel like that first day when you step foot on set? And you’re speaking in your American accent, but yet you’re English so paint us a picture. What is that like?

William Moseley 8:46
Well, now, I used to have this but now I stay in the accent all day, pretty much. And still, I think there’s sometimes weaknesses in the accident, you have to be careful because I can start talking to somebody like I’m working with Matt Dillon, you know, just recently and my first day on set I had a nine page dialogue sitting with him it was just like it was it was intimidating to say the least you know, like I step steps on set and they’re like, do the scene and nine pages he was going to do with Matt here at the bar. Oh, my God, you know, um, unfortunately he was very supportive very helpful and we everything went fine. I knew my lines very well. But the reality is preparation is everything you know, preparation is is the key to a calm life is the key to calm down said calm, you know, evening, calm everything. Um, but yeah, when I’m on set, I’m in the American accent all day. And then, if anyone ever comes up to me, and they say, Oh, this word is out a little bit, that word. I do my best to correct it. But, you know, I, I try to commit to it as much as I can. You know, watching Matt, he’s such an American iconic actor that your missus Look at his body posture and you can get a lot from that as well. Um, so yeah, that’s that that’s kind of my process.

Katherine Beck 10:14
Yeah, that’s really interesting. And so talking about your process, what is your process whenever you have a US audition or even your process in preparing for a role on set before you get on set? What How do you prepare for it leading up to it, the audition, and then once you get the role?

William Moseley 10:33
Right, so when I have an audition, I am you know, what, what can happen when you’re an actor is like, stress can manifest itself in a lot of, um, in a lot of peculiar ways. You know, suddenly, you’re fine. Now you’re channeling like we are right now. And then you suddenly have to read your lines, right? And suddenly, there’s this stress that happens, this kind of anxiety, this nervousness, self consciousness, and everything goes out the window, and you think, well, how did I go from being like normal and good, I read these lines a few days ago, and they were fine. And now you’re totally like, I can’t breathe, and I feel, you know, like Stark, and I feel like locked in. And that can even happen for an audition, you know, like, then specifically for hundreds, especially having to go in and read for someone, or turn the camera on yourself. And you’ve asked a friend to come in, again, when you’ve got 10 minutes, you know, to shoot this thing with you. So how do you deal with with stress, you know, um, well for me, because the accent doesn’t learn lend itself to stress. You know, as soon as you get stressed, you’re getting tight, right. And as soon as you’re getting tight, your body is seizing up your mouth is seizing up your everything, when you want the opposite to happen, you want to be able to you want the accent, to be relaxed to flow, you want the words to flow, you want the sounds to open up, you want to be leaning into the vowels, you know, but if you’re stressed, you can’t do that. So it’s very, very important to manage stress, however you do that, and people do in all kinds of different ways. You know, I, somebody will meditate, we will do do do yoga before they do machine, but will they go on set, you know, will they go for a run before they go on set, or they do all these kind of different things. To manage the self consciousness, I, I try to find the lower registering my voice, because I know when my voice gets high pitched it doesn’t work for the accent, you know, doesn’t work for being an American God, it doesn’t sound right. So I try to lower my voice very calm myself down. I try to be in the scene, you know, I’m just trying to be present. And then and then I let the oxygen come through through preparation come through, and then it begins to work.

Katherine Beck 12:51
Yeah, it’s interesting, because everyone has their own method to their madness of preparing, you know, and it’s harder when it’s a different accent. You know, all of a sudden, like you say, there’s that stress, and anxiety that creeps in, you know, when it’s so easy to do and your natural accent. But then when you’re asked to do a different accent, all of a sudden, it’s a whole other thing.

William Moseley 13:12
You know, what I think is also interesting is for Australian and English actors.You know, if you want to make it in Hollywood, or you want to make it as an actor, specifically, if you’re Australian, you will need an American accent there is I can tell you right now, it’s like having a car with no engine or a car with no steering wheel. If you want to, like go to Hollywood, you want to be in films, you want to be in TV, if you don’t have an American accent, you won’t be going I can tell you that much like you have to have an American accent, you have to have an American accent.

Katherine Beck 13:49
Yeah. And also for the longevity of your career as well. Like if you decided not to have an American accent in your toolkit, let’s say you just wanted to focus on English roles, stay in London and just work there. What would your career look like? Would it be very different to what it is now?

William Moseley 14:11
It would be. My career would be very limited. And if I’d if I had is a big question, I asked myself a lot. I moved to America when I was 22. You know, and I moved for 10 years, I’ve only just moved back to the UK really a year and a half ago. And I thought about that. That’s about why did I move there and what is it what was it that drew me there to think of the sunshine, the sunshine and the weather. But beyond that, I felt and from a purely personal point of view, I felt that I because I speak very well actually, you know I have a I have a pretty crisp clear what we would call an RP English accent, right. So that would limit me to roles within that sphere. That work I couldn’t play. And you know, I couldn’t play, like a rough drug dealer, if I wanted, it was someone who was off the wall, you know, I couldn’t, I could only play sort of within my ballpark. And that’s kind of sad, you know, like, like, there’s a wealth of opportunities out there for you to choose interesting characters to find different parts. And so because there is no class, within the American accent, because there is only, you know, one accent really, you, it opens you up to a million opportunities and, and that’s really is why I went there. And that’s why I want to do the accent. And that’s why it’s been very important for me, for us to work together.

Katherine Beck 15:42
That’s interesting. So then do you find as an actor that you’ve been able to expand the type of roles that you’ve been able to portray that you know, that maybe you didn’t think you’d be able to book in the American accent, all of a sudden, you’re playing these types of characters that you never imagined that you actually would but but because now you have the accent, you’re able to push yourself in different areas that you didn’t think was possible?

William Moseley 16:11
Absolutely. The, you know, one of the roles on proud of, one of the roles, you know, the came to me very, very quickly and I only shot for four days. But it was the Courier, you know, I played a sort of a deranged henchman Gary Oldman to arrange tension, and that goes around killing everybody. I mean, with my accent, now, they would have never let me play that character. And I tell you, they wouldn’t have let me play it the way I wanted to play it, you know, I would have had to have been like, very, you know, calculating with an English accent, very manipulative, and very quiet and very, you know, very kind of big, like, I mean, this is a weird word. He’s been bitten, I’ve been biting my teeth all the time. But with this with the American accent playing the American Dyson, I could just, I could unleash have, you know, basically, and I could really go to a place that I wouldn’t have been able to go to, in my English accent. And so, to me, it was, although it was a very stressful four days, it was it was tough, you know, you’re getting that character. I’m really proud of the results. And as, you know, this was a role that nobody really kind of, I don’t think anybody really thought was going to be anything. And you suddenly I saw posters of myself on the London Underground, you know, and like Christmas last year, and it was, it was really weird. You know, it was kind of crazy. As I said, at the time, we shot in a car park, you know, we’ve got to do this American accent thing. And, and the director loved it, you know, and the accent even he was specific about when I was doing my ad is I didn’t get that cadence back that that that American cadence. Okay, so that was really, that was only through the months of that was only through, like, the preparation that we’d done before, you know, that helped me to perform that that part,

Katherine Beck 18:05
In terms of that was that pencil town that we had prepared before you shot the Korea? I can’t remember.

William Moseley 18:13
No, the Pencil town afterwards after okay.So Pencil town was another film that I was, I was offered this part to play in American Wall Street banker who, you know, whose father ends up dying, and he has to go save his father’s company after his father’s passed, you know, and it’s really like a, the arc of the story is that he, he turns from being kind of a monster into a man, you know. And so that was quite a challenging role. Because every day I was on set. Speaking in the accident, it was a dialogue driven film, it was almost a play, actually could have easily been being a play. And then the dress was American, pretty there was American. And, you know, I sit in the accident all day. And one day, the DP said to me said, Oh, where are you from? And I says, Oh, actually, I’m, I’m not from America. I’m from from the UK. Yeah, actually from the UK, he said well that explains it, I was like explains what he says, We couldn’t put a specific place down where you were from, you know, where you’re where you’re where you must have grown up in America, you know, and I was like, Yeah, and I thought I’ll maybe that’s a problem. You know, maybe there’s something there’s something that I could work on more, you know, like, Where’s this specific place in this characters from right, because we talked about this before. We talked about a general American accent general Okay. What is general mean? There really is no such thing as a gentleman American accent as you pointed out, you know, there is only regional accents of the standard American right. So you. You’re from the Midwest. You’re from Chicago area.

Katherine Beck 20:03
Yeah.

William Moseley 20:03
Right? Would you call that the Midwest,

Katherine Beck 20:05
Midwest,

William Moseley 20:06
in the Midwest, but that still has a kind of a still has an accent to it a little bit like you I bet when you’re, you talk to your dad or you talk to your family. They have, they don’t have sort of a what you would almost quit Anderson Cooper, American accent, you know, I’m sure they have a bit of a bit of something to it a bit of flavor.

Katherine Beck 20:25
Yeah, yeah. So you know, if I try and sound a little bit more like, I’m from Chicago, you know, it’s got those hard days. And, you know, we go get some deep dish pizza and some beer, it changes. And so, yeah, anywhere that you’re from in the US, there’s an influence, and an upbringing. And that’s why I say that this general American accent is, while as an international actor, it’s kind of what you strive for, but you can’t stop, you can’t finish at that generalized American accent because it’s too general for the character, you have to then look at the character right? and say, okay, where’s this character from? And if they don’t give you that information, you have to create that history for yourself. So you can find the voice of that character, that American character voice specific to whoever you’re portraying. So that it doesn’t sound like a broadcaster voice like a made up Yeah, accent that it really carries truth to whoever

William Moseley 21:31
So I have a question for you, actually. So so when you work, so when you listen to someone like you use a broadcast, that’s a great example. Right? So when you listen to like, maybe if anyone goes to American, NPR, okay, NPR radio, they have a standard American accent, you know, Anderson, Cooper, standard American accent, you know, all of these people have this standard American accent. But what exactly? Is that? Is that an accent that they’ve worked on a little bit, or they’ve kind of cultivated a voice for this job that they’ve got an therefore if we, as non nationals come in, and then we sort of betray that? That accent of the, it wouldn’t kind of like, it wouldn’t sound authentic? Totally.

Katherine Beck 22:21
Yeah, you want to sound authentic to the character you’re portraying. And I’ve gone from calling what I teach a general American accent. So I went away from standard American accent to calling it a general American accent because that seemed to fit better, to now I call it an all American accent, because I don’t like the idea of it being generalized or neutral, or it just seems bland and too cookie cutter for me that term general. And when I think of it as all American, that’s really what we’re striving for to be as American as we possibly can. Like we were born and bred there. And we have the voice of the American speaker. And so it really comes down to understanding the rules, the guidelines for an American accent, but then playing around with it to attach yourself your voice and the character’s voice together. So it becomes a cohesive thing that makes sense to you make sense to the character makes sense to the scripts that you’re working on. But every single actor that’s auditioning for that same role is going to sound different. You know, whether it’s an American born actor auditioning for that role, or you auditioning for the role, you’re going to sound different. So they’re not looking for a specific, perfect way of sounding. They’re looking for that truthfulness. Yeah,

William Moseley 23:48
Exactly. You know, McConaughey doesn’t sound like George Clooney.

Katherine Beck 23:51
Exactly. Yes.

You know, I mean, Matthew McConaughey. He, I mean, it’s like a joke. He does not sound any sound Southern, right? He’s up to me, so I’m totally Southern, but it hasn’t hindered his career, you know, I mean, I feel like, I hate to say this, and I don’t want to, like, throw shortcuts out there. But it’s like, if you can find an American accent that works for you. Like, if you can find like, a way I always think of, it’s like, you’re trying to find a way into the character. If you can find a way into your character, your character’s voice, like, go for it, you know, really, truly just like, make it happen. You know, I think there’s so much there’s so much worry, I interacting with like getting it wrong. Yeah. But taking a risk is always, always a smart thing to do. Always very smart.

It is and don’t you find when you take those risks, that that’s when sometimes that’s when the good stuff happens and and you book those roles, because you’ve allowed yourself out of your comfort zone and the end result is often very exciting to watch on the other end.

William Moseley 24:57
I totally do and you know, that, you know, I think I think one of the toughest things we will struggle with as humans is believing that we can do it. You know, you have to, you have to even you might have demons in your head, like telling you, I can’t do this, like when I first came to you, I can’t do this, I can’t do this. How do I do, I can’t do I’m not good enough or can’t do it. It’s like, we have this, I wish that we have this demon in our brain that like, tells us all the wrong information that we need in order to like, fail, you know, but we have to overcome those inner demons, you know, we have to overcome, overcome them and be like, no, I can do it. I can do this, like, I know, I can do it. I know, I’m strong enough. I know, I can do it. And if you don’t believe yourself, think of the things you’ve achieved in your life. Already, that people would have said, well, that’s impossible. You know, I think of the things I’ve done in my life, from a tiny town that I’m from from a village, you know, we don’t even have a shop my village like, you know, it’s kind of crazy. Like, I, if I reflect back, you know, I always think that I can do better I was wanting to do more, but I didn’t. I start with a lot, you know, so that’s, you know, and so, um, you know, just, it’s that self belief is is really the most important thing.

Katherine Beck 26:09
Absolutely. So, where do you see yourself five years from now, let’s say in your acting career?

William Moseley 26:17
Do you know I hate looking ahead like that, it always scares me. But I do feel like I’m going from strength to strength. And, you know, I’m gonna say the atmosphere is okay. But I wanted to change the trajectory of my career between you and me and everybody else listening. I wanted to change the trajectory of my career, I felt, to be honest with you. And I described somebody like this recently, I felt like I was on a train going down the wrong track. And it’s not like, that’s got nothing to do with my personal life, because everything’s fine. It’s just to do with my career, you know, I saw my career, kind of, I could have ended up plateauing and not being proud of the work I was doing not been proud of the person, you know, the person that I know, I can be as an actor, you know, I like I wasn’t, I could just see myself not being happy, right. And I didn’t know how I was going to do that, you know, I don’t know how I was gonna, like, change everything. You know, I was, I just felt like the work wasn’t, wasn’t, you know, something that I was really proud of, you know, like, the film projects weren’t when I was really proud of.

Katherine Beck 27:25
It wasn’t fulfilling you. And I think that’s when we met is at a crossroads in your career is is so accurate, is you wanted something else yourself. And I think are looking at the American accent. Hmm.

William Moseley 27:41
It wasn’t actually I just wanted to do one job in an American accent do a good job with it. When I met. That’s it. I really had a low bar for myself. I was like a 10 kilogram weight. I just wanted to push up. I just like please help me first this 10 kg where my egg like cannot do it. And then you really oh we to get through that, you know that he helped me to get up like a 60 kg, like an 80 kg. And it was like, it was like training, you know? And suddenly I was like, Yeah, I can do something and then I and then recently in the last two years was when I was like to come and change things up a bit for myself, I’m going to try to push you and push in a different direction. And so and then I made that conscious decision and then good projects coming to me, you know, really good one. So coming and I taking them and then even really recently, the most recent project I’ve done I wanted to do an art movie and I really wanted to do something beautiful and something meaningful and something that had depth you know, and and art to it. I’ve never done one before and I want it and I love those sorts of films. You know, I you know, I love action movies and I love for movies, but also I like art you know and I like using things that are so I wanted to do one and then during lockdown this art movie came to me and and we ended up working on it and ended up it ended up being pretty amazing. You know, um, you know, had like, Anna Gunn who was the lead in a great one of the leads in Breaking Bad, Matt Dillon, who’s like an American icon you know, had Isabella Rossellini as who’s really famous actress and the director. She’s a very famous visual artist, you know, she names shooting the shot and she’s an exhibition at the Tate you know, she’s another one that was at the brode in, in America, she has like exhibitions all over the world. And it was weird. That’s what popped up. You know, I put that out there. I put that consciously out there. And it happened you know, um, so I do you believe in like somebody would say called manifesting your dreams. You know, I do believe in it. 100% It takes work. And it takes commitment and it takes like energy, but I think if you put that out that the universe will bring it to you. You know, and the thing that this is, this is what my philosophical point on it is, you have to rise to that challenge, you know, once the universe gives you something that you’ve asked for, you have to commit, you have to show the universe that like, I am, fully respect this opportunity, like, thank you, I will not screw this up. And people screw it up themselves in all kinds of different ways. You know, and one of the ways and I’m going to say this, every actor can hear it, when you go on set, you must be committed to your job on time, and polite. And those three things are very hard for a lot of other actors and people on set. And that sounds very simple. Sounds very simple, but it is not. And, you know, that’s how you respect the opportunity you’ve been given.

Katherine Beck 30:55
That’s really great advice. It’s funny, I was going to ask you, if you had any advice for our listeners, specifically, the International actors that want to pursue the American accent, but I think you just set up beautifully. Just now I think that’s amazing advice for any actor.But maybe we will wrap it up with if you have any advice specifically for actors that are from other countries wanting to pursue the American Film and TV market, and are working on their American accent. Do you have any advice for them?

William Moseley 31:29
Yeah, I think that my advice is, you can look at me or you can look at another action and the world they’ve got there, right? This guy’s got there, like, Good for him, like lucky him, like how the hell do I get there? Like, you know, like, what am I how, why is anyone gonna pay attention to me, you know, that, you know, magic can happen. And it happens when you when you believe in yourself. And when you come from a positive point of view. And when you try every day, and when you really, you know, push hard, you know, push kind of push hard. And then things can happen. And you’re like war? How do I even get an agent? How do we never always say how do I get a job how to get an agent and I make it happen? Well, you make it happen by writing something that you want to do, you know, shooting it on your phone, you know, putting it on the internet, seeing people will watch it, see if people review it, you know, you just get a comment and see what somebody says on YouTube. And then you’ll know, and, you know, peep, those things get seen very quickly, you know, so there’s no reason to sit at home wondering, when the agent is going to call, you need to get up, you need to write something to get your phone, you should get your friends together, and you need to shoot it, and you need to go out and you need to do it. And then you know, you can always send a link to an agency of your film that you’ve just made, they can see your work, you know, like you can always, you know, send an send a link to a management company, like I know, she said, because the managers would be like you shouldn’t. But you should, right, you should get yourself out there, you got to get yourself out there, you got to you got to get your work good. Get your accent good. And then make a little film and send it to them. And then commit it to film festival, send it to all the film festivals. You know, even if you make $8 an hour, well, if you put $1 an hour into your work, if you’re like you know a little film your little acts and you do a job thing that you’re trying to make happen. That’s that’s that’s time will spin. So I’m all about being proactive.And that’s my advice.

Katherine Beck 33:42
That’s excellent advice. Thank you so much, William, I really appreciate your time here on the podcast, talking to our listeners and giving them just an inside peek to what it’s like in your world as an actor. And I spent so lovely to catch up with you as well, because we haven’t talked for Gosh, I don’t know, a month or so while you’ve been on set on this amazing movie. So congrats on that and wishing you all the success in your career. And thanks so much for joining us today.

William Moseley 34:09
Thank you so much.

Katherine Beck 34:11
Thank you so much for tuning in today. I hope you enjoy today’s interview just as much as I did. And if you’re out there and you’re thinking you know what, I’m ready to start this new year with a bang to make this year the year that I follow my actor dreams then let’s get to work. I am hosting a free five day American accent challenge starting January 11. We’re going to work in depth on your American accent so you can feel confident and ready for any audition that comes your way. Just head over to my website, Katherine Beck comm slash challenge to register and I’ll see you there for the challenge. And if you ever have any questions you’d like to ask me, join me on Instagram at Katherine underscore Beck underscore you can find me there send me a DM and let’s chat. I’d love to hear from you. Especially if you have any questions or topics you’d like to hear me talk

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