Macdonald Stunned To Win Over The Coen Brothers
Scottish star Kelly MacDonald was shocked when she was awarded a part in ETHAN and Joel Coen's movie NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - because the filmmakers originally wanted to cast an American actress for the role. The 31-year-old - who plays Texan trailer park wife Carla Jean Moss in the drama - battled hard to get the directing duo to watch her audition tape, as they were convinced the Glaswegian couldn't pull off a southern accent. She says, "I didn't expect to get the part. I was in New York for a friend's wedding and I heard from my American agent that the Coen brothers were casting for a new movie. "Joel and Ethan (Coen) had already said they'd be casting near home, and I'm just about as far away from that as you can get."