'Deception' star reveals how he learned an American accent

British actor Jack Cutmore-Scott opens up about playing an illusionist who works with the FBI in the new ABC drama.
2:48 | 03/09/18

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Thank you so much, rob. "mission:impossible" step aside. I'm here with unof the newest members of our ABC family, starring in "Deception." It's been described as "Magician impossible." Take a look. You're shocked by how well this is going. I'm a phenomenal talent. You're just one of those blokes who is by off one centimeter, you know what happens? What happens? He could fall and die. It's not going to happen. Don't want worry. It's not going to happen. That's called good acting. Thank you. That's very kind. You're also British. Yeah. How was that taking on the American accent? It's been sort of about a decade in the works. I have been told I have a combination of my college roommate and Chandler from "Friends." That's what I went with. Yeah. So you play the world's first consulting illusionist for the FBI. What do you do to prepare for a role like this? You get help basically. Wh with two amazing magicians who kind of held my hand and taught me the becauasics, and built up slowly to the place where I'm almost at the comfort level that, you know -- Really, you look like you know what you are doing. Very kind. My question is how many of those tricks are actually you? They're all me. Yeah. In terms of all the slight of hand and all that stuff, that is me. Obviously the larger scale illusions and deceptions that you will see are a combination of -- Help from your friends? Yeah. Very, very obliging stunt double. I understand that you have obliged us, and you will show us slight of hand. Sure. I can find something. You just happen to have a check in my pocket. I love it. It's dexterity, and fiddling with things like this. Kind of just take it and make it disappear, and bring it back. Come on. But check for me it's a real coin. It is real. Yep, it's real. Totally legit. So another thing I have been working on is pure finger strength, so something like that. Wow. You're, like, a superhero. Essentially, yeah. That's what it is. You know what's great? Your whole family is here. Mark and jenn, your siblings. So nice of them to come support you. Yeah. I understand it's like a family of accountants. Well, most of them. Four out of five of them, yeah. It's great to have you all here, and we are so excited for the show. You have to check it out. "Deception" premiering Sunday night here on ABC at 10:00 P.M. Eastern. Thanks again, guys. Thanks for having me.

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