So the big news for today is Mila Kunis' bilingual verbal slap at a press conference. Promoting Friends with Benefits in Russia, she replied to a reporter who asked Justin Timberlake why he was doing movies and not more music. The Russian to English translation wasn't fast enough for Timberlake, so Kunis,
who lived in the Ukraine until she was seven, replied in Russian for him. The Daily What translated Mila's Russian into English and it came out like this: “Why movies? Why not? What kind of question is that? Why are you here?”
After the jump…videos of celebrities speaking in foreign languages. Obviously, it makes them 10,000,000 hotter. (Especially Bradley Cooper and Kobe!)
Mila Kunis speaks Russian!
Apparently Kunis lived in the Ukraine until she was seven years old.
Kobe Bryant speaks Italian!
When Bryant was six, his father left the NBA and moved his family to Italy to begin playing professional basketball. Bryant became accustomed to his new lifestyle and learned to speak Italian and Spanish fluently….He has said that if he had stayed in Italy, he would have tried to become a professional soccer player.
Natalie Portman speaks Hebrew!
She was born on June 9, 1981, in Israel –her dad is Israeli, her mother American–and learned to speak Hebrew before she spoke English. The family upped and moved to Washington DC when Natalie was three before settling in Long Island six years later.
Bradley Cooper speaks French!
Gwyneth Paltrow speaks Spanish!
The Oscar-winning actress says she traveled to Spain as a teenager, fell in love with the country, and embraces the culture to the point that she visits at least once a year and makes sure her young children, Apple and Moses, also speak the language. “When I was 15, I went to a small town outside Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) and I had the most wonderful experience. It really changed my life,” Paltrow said.