In Showtime's City on a Hill, a gritty drama set in early 1990s Boston, Jill Hennessy takes on one of America's often attempted and rarely perfected accents: Boston working class. Not surprisingly, she aces it. Her distinct way of speaking as Jenny Rohr is not what she picked up merely by hanging out with Red Sox fans. Rather, it's the result of the Ontario native and longtime New Yorker studying those flat vowels and dropped suffixes.
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