Laurie Understands Why House Is A Flop Back Home
HOUSE is a flop in England - because the Brits hate hearing a mangled American accent, according to the show's English star, Hugh Laurie.
The former funnyman can understand why his medical drama hasn't set the ratings on fire in Britain, like it has in America and on mainland Europe - viewers there can't stomach his dialect.
Laurie tells Playboy magazine, "I'm quite dubious anytime I hear any of my countrymen playing American. I think that's why House doesn't do so well in England... The British are wise to me.
"Any sort of linguistic affectation drives the English absolutely mad... We're all out to detect falsehood and artifice in the way English speakers speak."