Fox Execs Made Cameron Diaz Rerecord Her 'Counselor' Lines

Issue 40 TOWN Diaz - P 2013
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Issue 40 TOWN Diaz - P 2013

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.

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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.

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Scott's rep declined comment, and Diaz's camp didn't respond.