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Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini teach James Corden how to speak with Brooklyn, Bronx accents

December 25, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
James Corden. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
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Many people feel there’s no difference between a Brooklyn accent and a Bronx accent. But “Second Act” co-stars and friends Jennifer Lopez, from the Bronx, and Leah Remini, from Brooklyn, demonstrated otherwise on “The Late Late Show” on Wednesday.

Lopez explained that there are two types of Bronx accents — Bronx-Italian and Bronx Puerto Rican. “Brooklyn-Italian is more like Bronx Italian,’ she said. Her version of the Bronx accent was accompanied by many hand gestures.

“Late Late Show” host James Corden then showed off what he considered his version of the Brooklyn accent. “It’s making me talk like I’ve had a couple of drinks,” he said.

Lopez said that “Italian hands are different than Puerto Rican hands.” She demonstrated Italian hands, in which she kept her fingers straight and waved her hands around her face.

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