That's it. I did it. I was incredibly nervous but I acquitted myself respectably and satisfied my committee's expectations. Now all that is left is BS paperwork (getting page numbers in the proper corners on text AND tables, a new abstract (summary type thing) since I combined my two chapters into one big paper, nothing major or stressful.
And then I came home and had a nap and watched a cute movie. Which brings me to my question...
Why would you cast an actor with an accent if you didn't want his accent? I know, it's acting, but this was just a cute romantic comedy and it made NO difference that the lead had an American accent rather than Scottish, that the dad had an American accent instead of English, that two random minor characters were American instead of their natural some-kind-of-Cockney-ish state. It was totally irrelevant to the plot and I think they did it with at least five characters. AND they still had characters with accents, so it wasn't like everyone had an American accent. Seriously, can anyone tell me why they would take the time to do something like that? It really bugged me.
Although, points for sticking in a bunch of minor characters just to be kooky and British. Lenny Henry is awesome and whoever this crazy Russell Brand guy is, he's totally growing on me (very Captain Jack Sparrow).