Liam Payne pokes fun at 'ever-changing accent' during post-Oscars interview

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Liam Payne has explained why he had an "ever-changing accent" in a post-Oscars interview in March.

The One Direction star hit headlines in late March when he was interviewed by Good Morning Britain on the red carpet of Elton John's annual Academy Awards Viewing Party and shared his thoughts on Will Smith's infamous slap. The clip went viral as his accent seemed to morph throughout the chat, with his accent sounding Welsh, Irish, or American at different points.

Liam, who was born and raised in the West Midlands, poked fun at his "ever-changing accent" during an Instagram Live on Monday night.

"I'm good at accents, I pride myself on them, I just wish sometimes I could do my own," he laughed. "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 because I've had a lot to drink and I'm under-ly (sic) educated about the Oscars.'

"The very first question the man asked me was, 'What do you think about Will Smith?'... 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."

The Strip That Down singer added that he's a "social chameleon" and his accent changes around different people, such as his Yorkshire-born former bandmate Louis Tomlinson.

"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 people say where an Irishman and an Englishman walk into a pub - and that's what came out," the 28-year-old continued. "What can I say? But it was funny, wasn't it? Don't have many drinks and address the country."

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