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 • 206

  • Bl4ck R41nbow
    Bl4ck R41nbow  1 months back

    What is the davids last name ?

    • Bojanglesz89
      Bojanglesz89  2 months back

      “The baby came outta the vaginer retaaaded”

      • Frieda Claxton
        Frieda Claxton  2 months back

        She has no room to talk about the Boston accent because she’s from Pittsfield. 🙄

        • sky peters
          sky peters  2 months back

          She looks like that McKinnon person from SNL

          • Daniel Plainview
            Daniel Plainview  3 months back

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

            • Nicole Salinas
              Nicole Salinas  3 months back

              I think the South African accent is beautiful

              • Bubbles McGee
                Bubbles McGee  3 months back

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

                • pretext107
                  pretext107  3 months back

                  Bubbles McGee Also it’s kinda hard to be famous around the world if you are not famous in America/Hollywood. It’s just the way the industry works - it’s where the big studios are and the global projection it generates. Not a knock on David again, but he just isn’t that famous. Not compared to Banks.

                • Bubbles McGee
                  Bubbles McGee  3 months back

                  pretext107 she isn’t above him or as good an actor. I would beg to differ that world wide dr who and David are massively more famous than Elizabeth banks. In America yes the rest of the world no.

                • pretext107
                  pretext107  3 months back

                  Bubbles McGee I love David because i’m a massive fan of Dr. Who. And he is a great actor. Not saying he isn’t great or a better actor than Elizabeth Banks. But the reality is Elizabeth is more popular in Hollywood - that’s how you determine a/b/c list status unfortunately. David isn’t that popular or influential in Hollywood. Banks is. It’s just facts bro. Like I said, I like David more. No need to be biased tho.

                • Bubbles McGee
                  Bubbles McGee  3 months back

                  pretext107 you really need to leave the us lol. World wide people know who David is they don’t know her.

                • Bubbles McGee
                  Bubbles McGee  3 months back

                  pretext107 David tennant is a Shakespearean actor she’s almost a d level actor. Dr who is bigger than anything She has done or will ever do lol.

              • DI ZAZZO
                DI ZAZZO  3 months 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  3 months back

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

                  • Leanie Wessels
                    Leanie Wessels  3 months 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  3 months back

                      Baaaaaaaddddd South African accent!!!!! Please stop

                      • Spencer Ericksen
                        Spencer Ericksen  3 months back

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

                        • Scott Rae
                          Scott Rae  3 months back

                          Banks is so hot!

                          • Alexandra's Channel
                            Alexandra's Channel  3 months back

                            Ashley Tisdale and Hayley Duff look like her

                            • MadCity
                              MadCity  3 months back

                              The correct answer is: definitely, maybe

                              • Eleonore Bon
                                Eleonore Bon  3 months 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  4 months back

                                  Good grief I'd love to ravage her

                                  • cassandra nichols
                                    cassandra nichols  4 months back

                                    Because she's from western mass

                                    • Paul B nAK
                                      Paul B nAK  4 months back

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

                                      • your mom
                                        your mom  4 months back

                                        I miss when Doctor Who was good!

                                        • Nellie K. Adaba
                                          Nellie K. Adaba  3 months back

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

                                      • Natan Skorput
                                        Natan Skorput  4 months back

                                        i wanted to hear more accents though

                                        • Paul Thorn
                                          Paul Thorn  4 months 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  3 months back

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

                                          • Buddy Palson
                                            Buddy Palson  4 months 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  4 months 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  4 months back

                                          Reggie's questions should be the whole show

                                          • Eric 3
                                            Eric 3  4 months back

                                            Pahk the cah at Hahvahd Yahd. Easy peasy

                                            • INFOCOOL
                                              INFOCOOL  4 months back

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

                                              • Alice Lu
                                                Alice Lu  4 months back

                                                banks will be like scammers everywhere

                                                • prichard Hawkins
                                                  prichard Hawkins  4 months back

                                                  Mass hole

                                                  • John
                                                    John  4 months 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  3 months back

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

                                                    • bp51082
                                                      bp51082  3 months 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  4 months back

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

                                                    • Aureate Seigneur
                                                      Aureate Seigneur  4 months back

                                                      You guys are always drunk.

                                                    • Patch McPatch
                                                      Patch McPatch  4 months 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  4 months back

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

                                                    • Mario Barrios
                                                      Mario Barrios  4 months back

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

                                                  • Dylan Beck
                                                    Dylan Beck  4 months back

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

                                                    • jxm1677
                                                      jxm1677  4 months back

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

                                                  • Jason Nesmith
                                                    Jason Nesmith  4 months back

                                                    Good lord she's adorable.

                                                    • Alex Clark
                                                      Alex Clark  4 months 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  4 months back

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

                                                    • moses 1997
                                                      moses 1997  4 months back

                                                      These are all white south African accent

                                                      • Michael Ernst
                                                        Michael Ernst  4 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  4 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  5 months back

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

                                                            • Alex Clark
                                                              Alex Clark  4 months back

                                                              Accent and language are not the same thing.

                                                          • MsMandymoo5
                                                            MsMandymoo5  5 months back

                                                            I love David's socks!

                                                            • LaurikeG 24
                                                              LaurikeG 24  5 months back

                                                              When an Afrikaans person talks English they sound British

                                                              • Scarlett Fox
                                                                Scarlett Fox  3 months back

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

                                                              • Alejandro K
                                                                Alejandro K  3 months back

                                                                I disagree, but it is subjective I guess

                                                              • Scarlett Fox
                                                                Scarlett Fox  4 months back

                                                                They don't

                                                            • Jaded Old Joe
                                                              Jaded Old Joe  5 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  5 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 months back

                                                                  Accent and language are not the same.

                                                              • Sima Zay
                                                                Sima Zay  5 months back

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

                                                                • m3zza9
                                                                  m3zza9  5 months back

                                                                  Wow these are terrible South African accents LOL

                                                                  • Anele Madiya
                                                                    Anele Madiya  5 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  3 months back

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

                                                                    • Nellie K. Adaba
                                                                      Nellie K. Adaba  4 months back


                                                                  • John Chang
                                                                    John Chang  5 months back

                                                                    What? How is she 45

                                                                    • L B
                                                                      L B  5 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  3 months back

                                                                        @L B I hear ya

                                                                      • L B
                                                                        L B  3 months back

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

                                                                      • Alejandro K
                                                                        Alejandro K  3 months 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  5 months back

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

                                                                      • L B
                                                                        L B  4 months back

                                                                        @CrunkKing232 have Google look it up..

                                                                      • CrunkKing232
                                                                        CrunkKing232  4 months back

                                                                        Lonely Boy coloured?

                                                                      • L B
                                                                        L B  5 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  5 months back

                                                                      Loose Reggie's questions asap

                                                                      • rovelyn bacalocos
                                                                        rovelyn bacalocos  5 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