I didn't see a topic regarding Stu. Hope I didn't miss it.
So I saw a few interviews with Stu and was very curious about his accent. It sounds different than the other Kiwi accents I've heard. I don't know maybe it's just me? I studied Anthropology and have an interest in Linguistics so my curiosity was piqued when I heard him talk. Not only does his accent seem different to me, but I also noticed he says "like" quite a bit. It reminds me of the way many of us American's use the word.
If anyone knows anything or even noticed what I'm talking about let me know.
This interview is where he talks the most.
Posted by Venus on 9/2013 Interview on the red carpet of the Canadian premiere of What We Do in the Shadows at the Toronto International Film Festival:
Yes, it will all become clear why he's popular when you see the film. Hopefully it won't take too long for you to finally watch it. It's cool he has some minor links to Boy and Eagle vs Shark according to IMDB.
He does sound very Kiwi to me. Although it's pretty cool that he has spent some time in Japan and has conducted interviews in Japanese for the film's release over there.
On Twitter one of our followers made a reference to "If You're Into It" with Stu R and I realised that Bret & Jemaine probably did have this Stu in mind for the song as Stu was living with Taika during their uni days. And today I came across this interview (from 06:35) in which the interviewer asks whether Jemaine was referring to Stu R.