While it’s only Wednesday, we hereby dub thee Week of the Awesome Celebrity Verbal Smack Downs! Yesterday it was Matt Damon who forever solidified our crush on him when he schooled a reporter and her cameraman in defense of teachers, and today it’s Mila Kunis, who, in continuing to do no wrong, stood up for her Friends with Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake at a press conference in Moscow. Watch the full clip below:
Though Damon’s was impressive on so many levels (he did it all while bald, you guys!), Kunis gets extra kudos as she laid down the law in another language. When a reporter asked Timberlake why he’s given up music for acting, an irked Kunis jumped in to defend him in her native Russian tongue. The Ukraine-born actress answered the reporter’s question with some of her own, namely, “Why movies? Why not?…What kind of question is that? Why are you here?” We have a question, too, actually: What’s “Ohhhh snap!” in Russian?
We don’t know what’s more satisfying: listening to the crowd react to Kunis’ shellacking of the reporter or watching Timberlake’s face as he tries to figure out what just happened. The singer-turned-actor could only muster up the joke, “[She] is my bodyguard.”
Of course, Kunis isn’t the first star
to make us all look bad about not being able to speak a second language. The 27-year-old now joins the ranks of other celebrities who have done non-English interviews, including her Black Swan co-star Natalie Portman, who spoke entirely in Hebrew for a chat during her V For Vendetta press tour. And she even did it Damon style: Sans hair. What an overachiever. Watch:
Lest we forget fellow whiz kid, Gwyneth Paltrow, who spoke flawless Spanish for an interview:
Here Leonardo DiCaprio managed to make German sound sexy. No small feat.
Meanwhile, Bradley Cooper somehow made the already-sexy French language, and his already-sexy self, even sexier while promoting The Hangover Part II and Limitless overseas. Oui!
Which multi-lingual star has impressed you the most, PopWatchers? And is Mila Kunis’ Russian smackdown more entertaining than Matt Damon’s bald smackdown? Let us know in the comments section below!