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Chris Pine: “A good Californian guy should speak Spanish”

Until now Chris Pine was the star of romantic comedies but his new character as Captain James T Kirk in the saga Star Trek is going to change all that. Pine is all smiles when we meet with him in the Four Seasons Hotel of Beverly Hills, the first words to us were in Spanish because, as he says, a good Californian guy should speak Spanish.

Famous actress Julia Roberts has a close relationship with Spain

The actress has a close relationship with Spain after receiving last year the Donosti Award in San Sebastian. Close friend of the actor Javier Bardem, with whom she worked in the past, Julia Roberts confesses that she doesn’t speak fluent Spanish but knows some words and reads many books of Spanish authors.

Julia Roberts enters the Casa del Mar hotel ballroom with the confidence that comes from enjoying a solid movie career. On this particular day, the Pretty Woman star has made herself available to discuss her role as the sinister queen in Mirror Mirror, the re-imagining of the classic Snow White fantasy, directed by Tarsem Singh. The actress has a close relationship with Spain after receiving last year the Donosti Award in San Sebastian. Close friend of the actor Javier Bardem, with whom she worked in the past, Julia Roberts confesses that she doesn’t speak fluent Spanish but knows some words and reads many books of Spanish authors.

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Will Ferrell is the star of the movie Casa de mi Padre

Will Ferrell is the star of the movie Casa de mi Padre a feature-length telenovela spoof in which he stars opposite Mexican film stalwarts Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna It’s a genuinely interesting and risky idea, something we don’t often get to see in the world of mainstream, big budget comedies. The film is completely in Spanish with English subtitles and the actor confessed that the shooting was so hard that he needed a Martini at the end of every day.

Johnny Depp loves “Días de los muertos” holiday and some Spanish wines

He is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood and a bit kink. With a great sense of humor Johnny Depp talks to us in a hotel in LA where he confesseshis passion for Mexico and Spain. This month the actor premieres the movie Dark Shadows, the latest Johnny Depp/Tim Burton collaboration.

Charlize Theron: “I’m like every other woman”

Charlize Theron is the “it” actress of the moment. This summer comes to the big screen with two movies Prometheus and Snow White and the Hunter where she plays the devil queen who wants to kill Snow White. At 35, Theron confess that her Spanish is very limited, in fact she only knows the dirty words of our language, she learned those words in the set of the movie The Burning Plan that she shot two years ago with the Mexican director Guillermo Arriaga.

Sofía Vergara's philosophy: “Always keep going”

Sofía Vergara, the Colombian former Univision TV host who became famous in Latin America for her flirty personality, voluptuous physique and Latin lovers, never intended to be a scene-stealing funny girl on American TV. But that's exactly what she is on ABC's new hit comedy Modern Family. Sofia is the new hot Latina that is coming with the movie New Year’s Eve. With her we talked in Los Angeles about her role of the sassy Gloria, a Colombian icon that she created.

Jennifer Lopez: “We have a wonderful culture to offer, we need to share it with the world”

Jennifer Lopez is back on screen in What to Expect when you are expecting for the first time since 2010’s The Back-up Plan. Lopez is simply one star in the superstar cast that includes onscreen expectant moms Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks. Lopez talks to Amigos del Español about the experience of making the movie and how the mother of young twins found it hit especially close to home. A proud Latina of her Spanish roots the actress is fluent in Spanish and wants to educate her kids in both languages, English and Spanish. (Note from the editor: This interview was done just before Lopez announced her departure from "American Idol.")

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