Why Pretty Little Liars star Tammin Sursok ditched her Australian accent

The actress said she “almost got fired” from a job because of it

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SiriusXM Editor
August 2, 2016

Pretty Little Liars fans know Tammin Sursok as Jenna, a shady enemy who may be aligned with the new ‘A.’

Sursok hails from Down Under, but as The MOMs hosts Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein learned Tuesday, she sounds like a resident of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, even in interviews.

The actress said she “almost got fired” from a job  “because my Australian accent kept coming in, so I just decided to speak in an American accent from then on, but people get very upset that I have an American accent.”

She’s also embraced a very American food institution: Her first date with her husband was at Applebee’s.

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