Mass. Native Elizabeth Banks Struggles w/ the Boston Accent

  • Published: 23 May 2019
  • James asks David Tennant about filming a project in South Africa, and whether he was able to grasp the accent, and the chat turns to dialects within a country, and Massachusetts native Elizabeth Banks admits she sometimes struggles understanding some of her family's thick Boston accent.

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Comments • 197

  • Colt Walls
    Colt Walls  3 days back

    Boston got overrun by too many wops to understand what the hell they're saying

    • Nicole Salinas
      Nicole Salinas  6 days back

      I think the South African accent is beautiful

      • Bubbles McGee
        Bubbles McGee  7 days back

        She’s also responsible for the new Charlie’s angels. David tennant is on a different level as an actor compared to her.

        • DI ZAZZO
          DI ZAZZO  1 weeks back

          I'm astonished by how natural and relaxed Elizabeth Banks is, never with a heavy make up, earnings, cleavage and so on, and still be one of the most beautiful girls in the world.

          • TheSchwiz
            TheSchwiz  2 weeks back

            Title of Video- Elizabeth Banks is 100% of it. Actual content of she is 20% of it. Thanks .

            • Leanie Wessels
              Leanie Wessels  2 weeks back

              Ask trevor noah to teach you- south africans have more than one accent btw- it depends on ethnicity and in some cases geographical location

              • Yolanda Nomathole
                Yolanda Nomathole  2 weeks back

                Baaaaaaaddddd South African accent!!!!! Please stop

                • Spencer Ericksen
                  Spencer Ericksen  2 weeks back

                  2:11 Is where it gets cool/weird/awesome

                  • Scott Rae
                    Scott Rae  2 weeks back

                    Banks is so hot!

                    • Alexandra's Channel
                      Alexandra's Channel  2 weeks back

                      Ashley Tisdale and Hayley Duff look like her

                      • MadCity
                        MadCity  2 weeks back

                        The correct answer is: definitely, maybe

                        • Eleonore Bon
                          Eleonore Bon  2 weeks back

                          I love how David pointed out that when he speaks in an English accent, he is actually putting on an accent

                          • Keyser Sozie
                            Keyser Sozie  2 weeks back

                            Good grief I'd love to ravage her

                            • cassandra nichols
                              cassandra nichols  2 weeks back

                              Because she's from western mass

                              • Paul B nAK
                                Paul B nAK  2 weeks back

                                Don’t struggle with it, let it go. Sounds shiit anyway

                                • your mom
                                  your mom  2 weeks back

                                  I miss when Doctor Who was good!

                                  • Nellie K. Adaba
                                    Nellie K. Adaba  2 weeks back

                                    Me too, I stopped watching when the doctor became a woman.

                                • Natan Skorput
                                  Natan Skorput  2 weeks back

                                  i wanted to hear more accents though

                                  • Paul Thorn
                                    Paul Thorn  2 weeks back

                                    Elizabeth is from Pittsfield. As someone who's from there, it's about as far from Boston as you can get and still be in Mass. You get some of the slang like "wicked" but none of the accent.

                                    • Christopher Seymour
                                      Christopher Seymour  2 weeks back

                                      Western MA might as well be a different state, draw the line at Worcester county

                                    • Buddy Palson
                                      Buddy Palson  2 weeks back

                                      @Justin Shim Western Mass has even less to do with NYC than it does Boston. More like closer to upstate NY/Vermont..

                                    • Justin Shim
                                      Justin Shim  2 weeks back

                                      True enough. You guys might be geographically closer to NYC than to Boston. The Berkshires are about a 2-hour drive.

                                  • Mario Barrios
                                    Mario Barrios  3 weeks back

                                    Reggie's questions should be the whole show

                                    • Eric 3
                                      Eric 3  3 weeks back

                                      Pahk the cah at Hahvahd Yahd. Easy peasy

                                      • INFOCOOL
                                        INFOCOOL  3 weeks back

                                        Banks is nasty leftist. I just ignore her when she wants support.

                                        • Alice Lu
                                          Alice Lu  3 weeks back

                                          banks will be like scammers everywhere

                                          • prichard Hawkins
                                            prichard Hawkins  3 weeks back

                                            Mass hole

                                            • John
                                              John  3 weeks back

                                              Ok she grew up 3 hrs away from Boston. We the people from Mass, NH, and Maine don't sound like that all the time. Only when we're drunk.

                                              • Alex Jackson
                                                Alex Jackson  2 weeks back

                                                So all the time, then? I'm saying this as an australian, we know how it is ;)

                                              • bp51082
                                                bp51082  2 weeks back

                                                It's definitely different. But my mom and all of her family from Manchester are pretty bad. Slower but borderline Boston

                                              • cassandra nichols
                                                cassandra nichols  2 weeks back

                                                She's from western mass. We don't have that accent.

                                              • Aureate Seigneur
                                                Aureate Seigneur  3 weeks back

                                                You guys are always drunk.

                                              • Patch McPatch
                                                Patch McPatch  3 weeks back

                                                ... hell, the accent everyone thinks is Boston is actually South Boston. There are other neighborhoods in BAW-STON where people dunna talk that way.

                                            • Peter Petruzzi
                                              Peter Petruzzi  3 weeks back

                                              When doing the accent, David looks and sounds like the guy from District 9

                                              • Mario Barrios
                                                Mario Barrios  3 weeks back

                                                I thought that, they should've just hire Sharlto Copley if they needed south african accent

                                            • Dylan Beck
                                              Dylan Beck  3 weeks back

                                              I don't think she's really from Massachusetts...

                                              • jxm1677
                                                jxm1677  3 weeks back

                                                Pittsfield...out on the NY border. Closer to NYC than Boston. She is a phony, but a likeable one.

                                            • Jason Nesmith
                                              Jason Nesmith  3 weeks back

                                              Good lord she's adorable.

                                              • Alex Clark
                                                Alex Clark  4 weeks back

                                                Accent and language are not the same thing. An American accent, A Canadian accent, an English accent, an Austrailian accent, can all be differentiated in English, which is a language.

                                                • D Sairam
                                                  D Sairam  2 weeks back

                                                  It is similar to how a Mexican, a Spaniard and an Argentinian speak Spanish.

                                              • moses 1997
                                                moses 1997  1 months back

                                                These are all white south African accent

                                                • Michael Ernst
                                                  Michael Ernst  1 months back

                                                  DiCaprio had a really good accent, considering he did a Botswanian accent since his character came from Botswana and not from South Africa.

                                                  • Maria Mathibeli
                                                    Maria Mathibeli  1 months back

                                                    Just wanted to say You guys are not doing a South African accent. An Afrikaans one maybe and that's questionable. But not South African. We don't all sound the same; get it right. Also there is no African accent we all don't come from the same village...

                                                    • Lelo
                                                      Lelo  2 months back

                                                      There's no South African accent😒. We have 11 languages

                                                      • Alex Clark
                                                        Alex Clark  4 weeks back

                                                        Accent and language are not the same thing.

                                                    • MsMandymoo5
                                                      MsMandymoo5  2 months back

                                                      I love David's socks!

                                                      • LaurikeG 24
                                                        LaurikeG 24  2 months back

                                                        When an Afrikaans person talks English they sound British

                                                        • Scarlett Fox
                                                          Scarlett Fox  2 weeks back

                                                          @Alejandro K it's the truth.. They don't sound anything like a British accent.

                                                        • Alejandro K
                                                          Alejandro K  2 weeks back

                                                          I disagree, but it is subjective I guess

                                                        • Scarlett Fox
                                                          Scarlett Fox  2 weeks back

                                                          They don't

                                                      • Jaded Old Joe
                                                        Jaded Old Joe  2 months back

                                                        In Boston, we don’t need bitches talkin. Just look wicked hawt, sweethaht. No one cairs what ya sayin.

                                                        • Kindle Van Heerden
                                                          Kindle Van Heerden  2 months back

                                                          As a South African, dear world please note that South Africa has 11 official Languages therefore there is not one "South African accent"

                                                          • Alex Clark
                                                            Alex Clark  4 weeks back

                                                            Accent and language are not the same.

                                                        • Sima Zay
                                                          Sima Zay  2 months back

                                                          No it is Afrikaans accent and you guys are really bad at it😅

                                                          • m3zza9
                                                            m3zza9  2 months back

                                                            Wow these are terrible South African accents LOL

                                                            • Anele Madiya
                                                              Anele Madiya  2 months back

                                                              America🤗This is an Afrikaans accent. With 11 official languages, the accents in South Africa differ across the country. This ain't it.

                                                              • Alejandro K
                                                                Alejandro K  2 weeks back

                                                                Seriously, how can they say that one particular accent is THE South African accent? Hella biased

                                                              • Nellie K. Adaba
                                                                Nellie K. Adaba  4 weeks back


                                                            • John Chang
                                                              John Chang  2 months back

                                                              What? How is she 45

                                                              • Lonely Boy
                                                                Lonely Boy  2 months back

                                                                The south African accent is very flat. Southern English should be able to do it but it is hard for foreigners.

                                                                • Alejandro K
                                                                  Alejandro K  2 weeks back

                                                                  @Lonely Boy I hear ya

                                                                • Lonely Boy
                                                                  Lonely Boy  2 weeks back

                                                                  @Alejandro K I'm talking about the 'educated' accent

                                                                • Alejandro K
                                                                  Alejandro K  2 weeks back

                                                                  There several different different SA accents, let's be honest, even among white South Africans. The English SA accent is pretty flat, but imo the Afrikaans accents is kinda harsh and percussive (and very fun to imitate).

                                                              • Sharon Teeling
                                                                Sharon Teeling  2 months back

                                                                Haha the South African accent attempts are amazing! They make us sound so angry lol

                                                                • Lonely Boy
                                                                  Lonely Boy  1 months back

                                                                  @CrunkKing232 have Google look it up..

                                                                • CrunkKing232
                                                                  CrunkKing232  1 months back

                                                                  Lonely Boy coloured?

                                                                • Lonely Boy
                                                                  Lonely Boy  2 months back

                                                                  Our accent is harsh though although apparently sexy lmao now imagine them trying the coloured accent Haha The Dutch actually say that coloureds and Afrikaaners sound almost like them speaking English though

                                                              • kevyholgate
                                                                kevyholgate  2 months back

                                                                Loose Reggie's questions asap

                                                                • rovelyn bacalocos
                                                                  rovelyn bacalocos  2 months back

                                                                  just get rid of this bit about Reggie asking questions. I think they think this is funny but its just annoying. just let him focus on the music please. James Corden can take care of the guests

                                                                  • revelwoodie
                                                                    revelwoodie  2 months back

                                                                    The secret to doing a Liverpool accent: Aim for Irish, and miss badly.

                                                                    • Vince Ngugi
                                                                      Vince Ngugi  2 months back


                                                                      • Avetor UAC
                                                                        Avetor UAC  2 months back

                                                                        actioly intresting theme akcient dialekt like franse were eat word or british were all word say 1for 1

                                                                        • Markéta Sodomková
                                                                          Markéta Sodomková  2 months back

                                                                          I hope he said "Czech and Slovakia", not Czechoslovakia..nobody watched Fun with Flegs with Sheldon or what?