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  • Updated: April 16, 2023

Hollywood Star Ana de Armas Opens Up On Learning English At 26

Screen diva Anna de Armas has revealed that she started learning to speak English when she first arrived in America at the age of 26.

The Blonde star made the disclosure during her 'Saturday Night Live' hosting debut on Saturday.

Armas paid homage to her Cuban roots, greeting the audience in Spanish before she shared her experience coming to the US for the first time.

“Gracias, gracias. He tenido un año increíble y estoy muy feliz de estar aquí presentando el programa de esta noche (Thank you, thank you; I’ve had an incredible year and I’m very happy to be here hosting the show tonight)”, she began.

Anna de Armas on SNL

“I speak English. But I didn’t when I first got to the U.S. I was born in Cuba.

“I came to America when I was 26, and I learned English the way everyone who comes to this country does: by watching 'Friends'", she continued.

“Who would have thought that the best English tutor would be Chandler Bing? I mean look at me now; could I be any better at English?”


The actress gave a shout-out to Hollywood veteran Robert De Niro who she met when she was working on her first film, Hands of Stone.

Armas disclosed that he paid her father a visit when he was on a trip to Cuba.

“That was such a kind gesture, and I have been so fortunate to work with so many wonderful actors.

“My dad was so proud of me, and he would be proud to see me today standing on this stage. I feel very lucky to be here.”

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