Aisling Bea proved once again why she is the queen of the clap back after admirers questioned why she adopted an English accent for a role.
The Kildare-born comedian appears in the remake of The Home Sweet Home Alone, but some ‘fans’ were outraged when they heard her speak in a British accent in the trailer.
She stated that adopting a proper English accent that the Queen would be proud of, ‘To everyone who has been wondering online why I have an English accent in the new Home Alone movie, it’s because of the character’s English, she’s from England and if she’s from England and spoke with an Irish accent then that would be quite strange.’
That’s an answer, but Aisling didn’t stop there, launching into a variety of accents to hammer home her point.
‘If she were Australian would she probably have an Australian accent, if she were from Texas well she would probably have a southern accent, if she was Scotland she would have a Scottish accent and if she was from Ireland she would probably speak very much like I do because I am from Ireland but this character is not from Ireland, she’s from England and so that’s why I’m doing the accent.’
Aisling took another interesting stab in the caption, hilariously describing Home Alone as ‘also not a true-crime documentary about a mother who leaves her son alone to fend for himself because if it was I would be in jail.’
Aisling’s fans were overjoyed with her clap back and wasted no time in showing their excitement. One person commented on the clip: ‘I didn’t think it was possible to fall in love with you anymore but here we are.’
Someone else chimed in: ‘It’s not often I call someone genuinely, sickeningly talented but alas here we are’.
A third mentioned regret that Aisling had to explain her accent in the film.
In the reboot, Aisling replaces Catherine O’Hara as the mother of Max Mercer, played by Archie Yates, who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on vacation at Christmas.
As she announced the trailer, Aisling explained how Archie had stolen her heart as her English son.