Aisling Bea has said there were "a million psychological reasons" behind the online furore sparked by her posh English accent in the Home Alone reboot trailer.

A reimagining of the classic 1990 comedy, Home Sweet Home Alone sees the Kildare-born actress and comedian play Carol, the mother of ten-year-old Max, who is played by Jojo Rabbit star Archie Yates.

When the first trailer landed in October, many fans of the Irish actress took to Twitter to bemoan the fact that Bea had to adopt an English accent for the role.

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She immediately addressed the storm-in-a-teacup controversy on Twitter, saying she had an English accent because "the character's English, she’s from England and if she’s from England and spoke with an Irish accent then that would be quite strange."

The 37-year-old has now given her two cents about why there was such a heated debate around her accent.

In an interview with The Guardian, Bea said: "There's a million psychological reasons. It was mostly Irish people, and I could see people were trying to connect it to some form of oppression, because it was American people getting me to do an English accent.

"Maybe because I do standup alongside acting, people think, That’s my cousin, that’s my friend. But I’ve been an actor for 20 years; I’ve done English, Australian and American accents – it’s just that I was less known.

"I’m pretty sure I’m doing a job next year that’s going to be a Manchester accent, so everyone hold on to your Twitter knickers."

The This Way Up creator and star also addressed the strong online response to the Home Alone remake.

"Everyone's, like, "You’re remaking it, you’re going to ruin my Christmas!" Oh yeah, because Disney+ deleted the old one so you’ll never see it again and then they force you to pay money to watch this on Disney+," she joked.

"I’ve found the reaction to it really heartwarming and funny. It was sort of what Twitter was created for: people to complain about things that don’t matter."

Home Sweet Home Alone is directed by Dan Mazer and will begin streaming on Disney+ on November 12.

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