Ridley Scott’s star-studded thriller “The Counselor” hit theatres Oct.25 but audiences saw a slightly different version than what could have been.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Cameron Diaz initially shot the film “with a full-on Rihanna-style accent — but Fox execs blanched, forcing her to dub her work later, much to her chagrin.”
So Diaz was sent back into a recording booth to soften her accent.
Scott’s rep declined comment to THR, while Diaz’s camp didn’t respond.
One scene the studio execs left in? Diaz’s infamous sex scene with a Ferrari.
But not even that could save the film from being a box office bomb.
The poor performance at the box office was a bit of a surprise, given the film featured an all-star cast that included not only Diaz, but Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt.
Watch a scene from “The Counselor” below to hear Diaz’s studio-approved, slight Barbadian accent:
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