Wild Mountain Thyme trailer: ‘Awful’ Irish accents mocked in Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan romance

‘Is this a parody?’ asked one Twitter user

Ellie Harrison
Wednesday 11 November 2020 07:18
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Wild Mountain Thyme trailer starring Emily Blunt

The first trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme, an Irish romance starring Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt, has dropped – and every single accent has been mocked mercilessly on Twitter.  

In the film, described as a “moving and wildly romantic tale”, English star Blunt plays a headstrong farmer called Rosemary Muldoon, who has her heart set on marrying her neighbour Anthony Reilly (played by Dornan, who is actually Northern Irish).

The teaser also features appearances from Christopher Walken, who plays Reilly’s father, and Jon Hamm, who plays his American cousin.

Twitter users were not impressed with any of the Irish accents in the trailer – including Dornan’s.

“Jesus wept!” wrote one person. “How does Jamie Dornan, the only Irish person in the trailer manage to have the worst Irish accent of all of them?”

“Every accent in this including Jamie Dornan's is a f***ing hate crime,” said another.

A third added: “Is this a parody? Even Jamie Dornan's Irish accent is awful.”

“Please can someone tell Jamie Dornan he already has an Irish accent,” begged a fourth.

The trailer has also baffled a lot of people as the era the film is set in is unclear, the characters’ syntax is strange and many associate the song that inspired the title – “Wild Mountain Thyme” - with Scotland, not Ireland.

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