New Mutants Star Maisie Williams Fought for Comic-Accurate Wolfsbane

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January 19, 2020  06:37 PM


It has been a long wait for The New Mutants but the highly anticipated film is finally going to hit theaters this year. Interestingly, it looks like the X-Men spin-off movie will feature a comic-accurate Wolfsbane, thanks to Maisie Williams putting her foot down on how the mutant will be portrayed.

Williams recently spoke to Digital Spy about The New Mutants and she confirmed that she worked hard on making sure Rahne Sinclair stays true to her comic book roots. The Game of Thrones star admitted that she convinced director Josh Boone to let her change some of Wolfsbane's dialogue so the character would be more authentic.

"I was written very American because [Boone] wrote it and he's been very easy whenever we wanted to change dialogue,” Williams said. “I didn't want to make it cringe and be saying 'aye' every now and then. I just wanted to make it an authentic accent."

Williams continued by explaining how she came up with Rahne's accent.

"[Rahne]'s been here for a little while and the other mutants have been here for a little while, so I think our interpretations of our accents are what we wanted them to be. I went for more of a Highlands accent, although I can tell it sometimes goes a little bit Glasgow, but only people in Scotland would hopefully pick up on that," she said.

It looks like Williams also did the necessary research on her character, admitting that she was aware that Rahne is from Scotland.

"I always knew she was Scottish so even when I read the first draft, I tried to do it in my head in a Scottish accent so you start thinking in the character's accent," Williams said. "It makes it a lot easier when it comes to actually shooting something because you're not in the habit of saying something in your own voice, even if back then it was an awful Scottish accent."

So far, we haven't heard much of Rahne's accent from the New Mutants trailer. Hopefully, we'll get to see more of Wolfsbane before the premiere of the film.

The New Mutants is scheduled for release on April 3.

Related: Disney Removes The New Mutants' MCU Connection in D23 Newsletter

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