Wednesday 22 October 2014

The Wanted star Max George taking elocution lessons so Hollywood bigwigs can understand him

Published 16/06/2014 | 10:33

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21:  Max George of The Wanted performs onstage during the iheartRadio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Max George of The Wanted performs onstage during the iheartRadio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Max George has revealed he's taking elocution lessons in a bid to help Hollywood casting agents understand his Manchester accent.

The singer told the Daily Mirror that when he goes to auditions, movie chiefs have trouble making out what he's saying.

Max, 25, revealed: "I'm having elocution lessons, since they can't understand me in casting interviews.

"I had an acting role lined up but the filming clashed with The Wanted tour so it didn't happen in the end."

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21:  Musicians Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes of The Wanted attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Musicians Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes of The Wanted attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

He added: "I'm hoping people can see something new from me next month but I don't want to say too much in case I shoot myself in the foot with it. I am looking to relocate to LA but not just yet.

"I have some things here first and we've some The Wanted gigs coming up."

The Wanted announced in January that they are to go their separate ways after their next tour.

The group, whose hits include Glad You Came and I Found You, said they will "pursue personal endeavours" at the end of their Word Of Mouth shows.

Max, who once dated Michelle Keegan, joked that he would willingly play some kind of role at her wedding to Mark Wright.

"I'm not touring so I'm available as their wedding singer," he told the newspaper.

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