Fox Execs Made Cameron Diaz Rerecord Her 'Counselor' Lines
The actress' first attempt at a Barbadian accent was too Rihanna for the studio.
This story first appeared in the Nov. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
The Counselor, the star-studded Ridley Scott thriller disbarred at the domestic box office (and handed a 37 percent Rotten Tomatoes verdict), already is infamous for Cameron Diaz's sex scene with a Ferrari. But the actress suffered another indignity.
Diaz, whose character has a relatively subtle Barbados lilt in the film, originally voiced it with a full-on Rihanna-style accent -- but Fox execs blanched, forcing her to dub her work later, much to her chagrin. Not that it helped the film's prospects.
Scott's rep declined comment, and Diaz's camp didn't respond.