Chloe Moretz landed the lead role in Martin Scorsese's 2011 Best Picture Oscar Nominee Hugo by pretending to be British.

The director originally wanted an all-British cast for the film, but the budding young actress's English accent was enough to convince Scorsese that she was from across the pond.

"We got the note when I was auditioning for the film that he wouldn't take anyone who wasn't British, and so I was like, 'Well, I'm gonna lie and say I'm British', naturally.

"I just totally put on the accent and met him with a British accent, and told him I was from England and lived in the countryside my entire life and then, at the end of it, I accidentally dropped the accent and he realized that I wasn't British! I still got (the role), thank God, otherwise I would have been such a fool!"

If you haven't seen the film, check it out -- it's wonderful.