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Mila Kunis Busts Out Fluent Russian in Moscow

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By HVentertainment on August 3, 2011

In Soviet Russia, Benefits have Friends!” –Obligatory Y. Smirnoff Joke

Has anyone made more news on a press junket than Friends With Benefits co-stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake? Are they trying to win awards for film promotion? These two were out there day after day, clips popping up on YouTube, getting asked out on dates with troops, showing up at awards shows and events. It never stops. They even flew around the world to Moscow, where Kunis nearly kicked off an international incident last week while standing up her Timberlake.

When a reporter asked Timberlake “Why movies?,” Kunis, who lived in the Ukraine until age 7, jammed herself into the fracas: “What kind of question is that? Why are you here?”

That sound you hear is scores of American men signing up for the nearest Speak Russian Now classes.

A commenter in The Daily What thread posted a rough transcript:

Reporter: “I have two questions – about the movie and the sex–”
Mila: “What?” (in a “didn’t hear you clearly” way)
Reporter: “About the movie and the sex.”
Mila: “Oh, I thought I misheard you about the sex.”
Justin: “I don’t like this! =)”
Reporter: “What brought you into movies? WHY ARE YOU IN MOVIES?”
Mila: “What?!”
Reporter: “Why movies?”
Mila: “Why movies?”
Reporter: “Well, many showbiz persons move to movies, and sometimes it’s for the better, but why is Justin in movies?”
Mila: “Wait, you’re asking why he wants to be in movies?”
Reporter: “Yes.”
Mila: “What would you rather have him do?”
CROWD: LOL, applause
Reporter: indiscernible under the applause
Mila: “Huh?”
Reporter: “I mean, isn’t showbiz enough?”
Mila (exasperated): “Well, if he WANTS to make movies, and he can, why shouldn’t he? What sort of question is that? Why are YOU here?”
CROWD: LOL, more applause
Reporter: “Well, I’m doing my job.”
Mila: “Well, he’s doing his. It’s the same thing!”
(turns to Justin, asks in English if he needs the exchange translated, he replies that he’s getting it in the earpiece, but delayed)
Justin: “This is my bodyguard!”

As hot as it is to see a stunning woman argue in another language, the question didn’t seem entirely inappropriate. When a music dude goes to movies, sometimes, even in Russian, you want to know why.

UPDATE: Timberlake, Kunis Both Likely to Attend Marine Corps Ball
VIDEO: Friends With Benefits = No Strings Attached

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