Liam Payne addresses unique accent in post-Oscars interview: 'I'm a social chameleon'

The former One Direction singer admitted to having a lot to drink and said his accent is 'ever-changing' depending on who he is around.

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LIAM PAYNE: I mean, whilst we talk about this was in Oscars week, the ever changing accent, good accents, I pride myself on them. [CHUCKLING] I just wish sometimes I could do my own. No. I mean, what can I say about that really? It was quite funny. I had asked "Good Morning Britain," the presenter, I said, please don't ask me too much. I've had a lot to drink, and I'm underly educated about the Oscars. I said please don't ask me too much.

And the very first question the man asked me was, what you think about Will Smith? Now can you imagine being put on the spot, in that moment, and knowing I can't say anything wrong because I'm going to upset someone. And I just did the best I could. I mean, I actually read back what I said, and I stand by what I said. But I'm just sorry it came out in so many accents.

I'm not even sure it was an accent I can do. But you know what? I'm one of those people. Go-- if you want to see proof of this, go back and watch my first audition. Right? And I didn't know that the Birmingham accent was going to become really cool because of "Peaky Blinders" but I don't sound like I'm from Birmingham, really, but when my mom's here, you'd believe that I do.

You know, when I was around the boys, one of my boys is from Leeds, roughly the same sort of area that Louis comes from. When I'm around Louis, it's all right, kid? It comes out different. I don't know, I'm a social chameleon. I'm ever changing. And to that day, I'll tell you the truth, I was staying in a house with two German people, three people from Texas, one person from Liverpool, and me, it sounds like one of those jokes that people say when Irishmen and Englishmen walk into a pub. Then that's what came out. So you know what can I say?

But it was funny, wasn't it? [CHUCKLING] Don't have many drinks, and address the country, I think would be the only line I could say, really.

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