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The Original Plan Was for Captain Picard to Speak in a French Accent

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Patrick Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was an early pick for casting directors, but they took some time to develop the character. Although the character is a Frenchman, the English actor played the role with a more neutral accent.


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While a guest on the CBS talk show The Talk, Stewart says that at the beginning of the show's development, the directors wanted him to speak with a French accent. Skip to the 0:58 mark to hear Stewart present the opening narration of the show with a delightfully overwrought French accent.

Then continue watching to learn about Stewart's experiences getting a urinary catheter.

-via Blastr


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My boss in 1987 was very disappointed in ST: TNG and had many complaints, prominent among them the French captain's English accent. We've long since lost touch, but I hope Mary Alice knows she dodged a bullet on that one!
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