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It's a g'day for Hugh Jackman as he goes full Aussie for Chappie

It's not that often that Hugh Jackman gets to speak in his native Australian in a role, so when he was working on the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Chappie, the actor had to get reacquainted with the accent.

hollywood Updated: Feb 11, 2015 15:41 IST
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It's not that often that Hugh Jackman gets to speak in his native Australian in a role, so when he was working on the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Chappie, the actor had to get reacquainted with the accent.



The 46-year old Tony winning actor admits he had to practice because the character spoke with a much stronger accent.



He also had to brush up on some Australian slang that writer-director Neill Blomkamp wrote for the part. "I was trying to think of more, so I ended up Googling some of them," Jackman said.



Chappie, which opens on March 27, tells the story of a fallen police robot, reprogrammed to think and feel for itself. Playing the film's antagonist, Jackman said he had fun playing an engineer strongly opposed to artificial intelligence.