Monday, October 13, 2008

Christian Slater Speaks In Tongues

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Christian Slater’s latest gig requires him to speak in tongues – foreign tongues.

The bad boy actor plays a dual role in My Own Worst Enemy, a TV series about a man with split personalities.

One of his characters is a humdrum average Joe, while the other is an operative who speaks 13 languages and is trained to kill.

To talk the talk, Slater has been working with dialect coaches and listening to foreign language CDs.

So far, he’s learned to speak Chinese, Russian, and German and says repetition is key when studying languages.

When he’s not speaking in tongues, Slater is rehearsing stunts for the action spy show, which includes gun battles and fight scenes.

He says the shoot-offs remind him of being a kid, when he used to play guns in his backyard, and hopes the fight training helps him reach his real life goal of becoming a black belt in karate.

My Own Worst Enemy premieres tonight (Oct. 13) on NBC.

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