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Things We Saw Today: Catherine O’Hara Explains Moira Rose’s Iconic Accent From Schitt’s Creek


moira rose in a hat or wig made of black feathers

Schitt’s Creek is over, but the love affair between the viewing audience and the Rose family still continues (especially for those of us who are one season behind).

Cheat Sheet shared that Moira’s accent is not a real accent in the known world, which I’m sure we could all pick out, and that actress Catherine O’Hara “basically picked up different accents and assimilated them into something all her own. Putting it all together, the accent seems one part British/Canadian/Mid-Atlantic, plus a bit of retro Hollywood affectation.” In an Elle piece on the matter, O’Hara mentioned that she thinks the accent of Moira as representative of the character’s own aspirations having come from a small town and hoping to make a new name for herself.

Like everyone else who has watched the series, I have found myself mimicking a lot of ticks and vocabulary of both Moira and Alexis, which is just a tribute to what wonderful comedic actors Schitt’s Creek brought together in order to make this excellent show work.

(via Cheat Sheet, image: CBC/Pop)

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