The Irish embassy in the US joked that Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan present “a remarkably realistic depiction" of Irish people in the trailer for their new film Wild Mountain Thyme.
“We are a beautiful people," they added.
The film, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, also stars Jon Hamm and Christopher Walken and tells a love story set against the landscapes of rural Ireland.
Dornan and Blunt play star-crossed lovers Anthony and Rosemary, whose families are caught up in a feud over a hotly contested patch of land that separates their two farms.
Anthony spends most of his time working in the fields, worn down by constant belittling, following his father's threat to bequeath the family farm to his American cousin, Adam.
Rosemary appears to hold a grudge for having been shamed by Anthony in childhood, but her mother, Aoife, strives to unite the families before it is too late.
Before they can face their feelings, Adam arrives to romance Rosemary with a trip to New York.
The accents in the trailer have been met with some confusion, with the Irish embassy in Washington DC sharing the trailer on Twitter.
“To be fair, Irish accents are hard (we struggle with them at times). But otherwise #WildMountainThyme looks great," they wrote.
To be fair, Irish accents are hard (we struggle with them at times). But otherwise #WildMountainThyme looks great.… https://t.co/XKVBoQVoZG— Embassy of Ireland USA (@Embassy of Ireland USA)1605055841.0
“And, in Jamie Dornan & Emily Blunt, presents a remarkably realistic depiction, visually at least, of the average Irish man & woman. Truly, we are a beautiful people," they continued.
Many agreed and shared their own experience with accents.
@IrelandEmbUSA I’ve been told I develop a brogue when I’m drinking Guinness 🤷🏻♂️🍺— Tom Fitzgerald (@Tom Fitzgerald)1605056053.0
@IrelandEmbUSA I feel It's harder for Jamie as he has his northern Irish accent to tone down— 𝐍𝐢𝐤𝐤𝐢 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬𝐨𝐧 (@𝐍𝐢𝐤𝐤𝐢 𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬𝐨𝐧)1605059489.0
@IrelandEmbUSA You just called Emily Blunt and Jaime Dornan average looking 🤣🤣🤣— Ashley (@Ashley)1605063343.0
They also highlighted other aspects of the movie.
Patrick Dexter, the quickest cello in the west (and, in a certain light, he looks a bit like Jamie Dornan too). https://t.co/S2DUfNwzjT— Embassy of Ireland USA (@Embassy of Ireland USA)1605125445.0
“There's fashion police. Grammar police. We even have airport police," Dublin Airport's official Twitter feed said.
There’s fashion police Grammar police We even have airport police Is there such a thing as accent police? If so,… https://t.co/JjFuBPabVa— Dublin Airport (@Dublin Airport)1605038998.0
“Is there such a thing as accent police? If so, somebody better call 'em. On the upside, Ireland looks nice."
@DublinAirport Ahh no, that’s an SNL sketch. It can’t be real.— Bill Ryan (@Bill Ryan)1605039453.0
Many want to see talented Irish actors in the big screen!
@DublinAirport Omg please no! Such a shame as well because I bet theres tonnes of talented Irish actors that could've taken part.— Margie 🍀🇮🇪☘ (@Margie 🍀🇮🇪☘)1605039310.0
Regardless, you know we'll be watching the movie as soon as it's out.