Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that some international stars are encouraged to learn it. Some by their origins, for work or because they have decided to know him more after completing the studies.
Every time you go to the program The Anthill, Will Smith always tries to talk with Pablo Motos, who he considers a friend, in Spanish. What you learned in college and continues to practice with the help of a teacher who accompanies him during his interviews with hispanic media. The wife of the actor, Jada Pinkett, said during the promotion of the third installment of Madagascar: “We speak Spanish in my home, always.”
Born in the united States and of Danish descent, Viggo Mortensen lived during his childhood in Argentina and Venezuela, which allowed him to learn the language since I was very small. Now the actor lives in Madrid with his partner, the Spanish actress, Ariadna Gil, whom he met in 2006 on the set of Alatriste.
Like Will Smith, Ben Affleck likes to talk in Spanish when he was interviewed by a half-hispanic. He learned the language with 13 years ago while filming a television program in Mexico. Now the actor practiced with the cuban actress Ana de Armas, his current partner. They met at the end of 2019 during the filming of Deep Watera thriller based in a novel by writer Patricia Highsmith about a marriage, to which both interpret.
Gwyneth Paltrow received Spanish classes at a school in New York and with 15 years he traveled to Spain as an exchange student to refine it. He was living with a family in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) —was named adoptive daughter of this town in 2003— with whom she still maintains contact.
The ex-husband of Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, don’t dominate so well the language as the actress. But what you try. The vocalist of Coldplay will love the music in Spanish and is a fan of Rosalie. He even encouraged three years ago to sing with Shakira Blackmail and I fell in love with, issues of the colombian artist, during the festival Global Citizen in Hamburg.
French, born in Casablanca and son of exiles cadiz of the franco regime, which allows Jean Reno speak Spanish fluently. In fact, his real name is Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez. The actor has worked in this language in some ads, and last year he premiered his first Spanish film, 4 cans, by Gerardo Olivares.
Laura Pausini sings in Italian, English, Portuguese and French. And also in Spanish. His first album in this language was published in 1994 and allowed him to make his way in the industry american. Such is his mastery of Spanish that has even been coach in the program The Voice.
The protagonist of the series The Good Doctor, Freddie Highmore, is fluent in French and Spanish. He was in Madrid doing her internship while graduating from Spanish philology and Arabic at the university of Cambridge. When you have interviews with hispanic media asks that the conversation be in this language to be able to practice.
The actor and singer Drake Bell, known for the series Drake & Joshnow calling Drake Bell. A few months ago he decided to only publish it in Spanish in their social networks. Many of their messages are devoted to your fans of Mexico, and last November he went to a gala of prizes in this country, where she performed Cielito lindo, a traditional song of mexico.
Lupita’nyong or was born in Mexico, but her parents, political refugees, decided to return to Kenya when she was one year old. At age 16, the actress returned to the Latin american country where he studied Spanish for seven months. However, at that time he suffered racist attacks. “People stopped us and we took pictures only because we were of color. It was a difficult time because I was a teenager, when you’re trying to get to know you and to form your own path, but you are unsure where you are. That devastated me,” he told the magazine Elle.
The british actor Tom Hiddleston learned Spanish in college, but then continued doing it. He also knows Italian and French. Although the interpreter acknowledged to have some difficulties. “I understand more than I speak,” he explained in the program Wake Up America.
He is married to argentinian Luciana Bozán. But Matt Damon learned Spanish a lot before. The actor was 15 years old when he went to Mexico to study the language. “It’s easier for me to talk with a mexican. My wife is from Argentina and is hard for me to understand it,” he said in 2015, when he has endorsed the film Mars.