Shrek's appeal; WHY MYERS' OGRE JUST HAD TO HAVE SCOTS ACCENT.Byline: STUART CAMERON
SHREK actor Mike Myers Mike Myers may refer to:
The Austin Powers star provides the voice of Shrek in the smash-hit movies.
But when Myers made the first film, he gave the character a Canadian accent.
After doing most of the recording he decided that it should be a tough-sounding Scot - and had to re-record his lines with the switch costing Spielberg's company, Dreamworks, pounds 500,000 as they had already created most of the film.
The funnyman fun·ny·man
A humorous person, especially a professional comedian. said: "I did the first recording of Shrek with a Canadian accent and I just didn't connect to it for some reason.
"So then I asked if I could redo To reverse an undo operation. See undo. Shrek Scottish, because it sounds working-class and I think ogres would be working-class."
Despite having to fork out the extra cash ET director Spielberg was delighted.
Myers added: "I got a letter from Spielberg thanking me so much for caring about the character
"And he said the Scottish accent had improved the movie."
Shrek 2 hits UK cinema screen early next month.
FILM BUDDIES: Myers and Shrek; SHREK-ING: Mike in the studio