CONAN: I realized as I was watching the clip, and I thought about this before, you were born in London.
You've lived all over the world.
And so I've always expected you to have an accent, but you don't.
You don't have an accent.
Hannah: Well, I don't have an accent, and I do have many accents.
It's kind of strange, but, yeah.
So you're insane is what you're saying.
That's the right conclusion.
CONAN: It just went away naturally?
And then what happens when you, say, are with your family or you go back to London?
Does the other accent start to creep in?
Hannah: My family moved countries every three or four years.
As we would move to different countries, I realized, number one, there's no point learning this language because we're going to move in two years somewhere else, so it will have no use.
I figured out if you could pick up the accents, you could then go shopping and get great deals because they think you're a local.
But then you have to explain why you're not speaking the language.
So what you do is you say that you're trying to practice your English, because you're going to go to the university in America.
CONAN: So wait.
CONAN: So you go to a store and say -- give me a country.
CONAN: So you go to a store in India, and you speak English, but you speak it with an accent, An Indian accent, and you Say I'm really from here but I'm going to go there and they give you a good deal?
Hannah: You don't want to give too much back story.
Because then they'll be on to you.
You just go over and --
CONAN: I give way too much back story.
Hannah: You can't do that.
I'm from here, I swear to God.
CONAN: I tell you, I am from here.
The look, the hair, everything would be wrong.
Hannah: So, yeah, if I was in India I'd go to a market.
I'd be like, excuse me, could you just tell me how much that this mug costs?
And they would respond to me in Hindi.
And I'd say, so sorry, but would you mind speaking in English?
Because I'm about to go to university in America and I just want to keep practicing, you know, so I don't look foolish.
CONAN: That's fantastic.
Hannah: It's easier than learning an entire language.
CONAN: Yeah, kid, don't learn a language.
What happens when -- how do your parents feel about this?
Do they have mixed feelings about you having an American accent?
So my mom is English.
When I speak to my mom, I'm very careful to switch back into my proper accent, into my English accent.
CONAN: Can I hear that accent?
I'm your mom and I just picked you up at the airport.
Hannah: My mom's a chimney sweep.
CONAN: Bangers and mash.
Hannah: If you present mashed potatoes and sausages to a British person like this, she'd have a very weird response, man, just so you know.
CONAN: Scratch that plan.
Hannah: Yeah, my mom -- I remember my mom once, she came and picked me up at L.A.X. and I forgot to switch into the accent.
So I was like, all right, so we're going to go to Santa Monica, grab some lunch and go home.
She looks at me and she said, "darling, I think that you are a very clever girl, but when you speak with an American accent you sound quite stupid."
CONAN: Oh, my God, really?
She said you say clever things but when you say it with an American accent, they just sound stupid, I don't know what it is.
So just speak properly, if you can.
CONAN: I love my country, I am an American all the way.
But I have to say, people can say the dumbest things with that posh accent and I'm blown away.
CONAN: If someone says, like let's go out and get wasted, I'm just like what a smart idea that is.
You know what I mean?
What a great idea.
Hannah: Or you say something like your looks aren't so becoming, but your personality quite makes up for it.
CONAN: Yes, and I totally agree.
Hannah: Wow, thank you.
I got a compliment.
CONAN: No, I meant me.