Editor’s note (4/22): A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Paul W.S. Anderson was the director of “Licorice Pizza.” The story has been updated to correct the mistake.
Fans have praised 14-year-old Ever Anderson, the daughter of actress Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson, for her enthusiasm in learning to speak Japanese and her impressive pronunciation of the language in a recent video.
Ever Anderson already speaks English, Russian and French, making Japanese the fourth language she’s picked up. In the post for her video uploaded to Instagram on Monday, she thanks her “amazing” Japanese tutor for, who she says she “cannot wait to keep learning” from.
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In the video, Ever Anderson is seen sitting outdoors in front of a door reflecting leaves. Her smile is wide as she speaks directly to the camera.
“I am learning Japanese to be able to speak to you all when I come to Japan,” Ever Anderson explains in the Japanese-language-only video with English subtitles. “I love Japanese culture and wanted to show my respect. My parents have been to Japan many times and to many different places.”
Her mother travelled to Japan for her role in the “Resident Evil” movies and 2020’s “Monster Hunter.” Ever Anderson also visited Japan in 2016 for her appearance alongside her mother in “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.”
Her father, director Paul W.S. Anderson, is the director of the “Resident Evil” series of movies, along with “Monster Hunter” and 1997’s “Event Horizon.”
Ever Anderson concludes her recent video, which has garnered over 84,000 likes at the time of this writing, by asking her Japanese fans for activity recommendations for when she returns to the country. Fans flooded the video’s comment section with suggestions and praise.
Her mother commented, “WOW it’s just insane the progress you’ve made over the last few months. I literally couldn’t be more proud of you. You truly are the GOAT.”
“Ur so TALENTED, I just CANT believe,” one fan commented.
Another posted, “I was so happy to hear the message in Japanese I cried.”
“A lot of people don’t take the time to really delve deeply into cultures they are interested in, and they only scratch the surface. This is awesome,” another fan said.
The teenage actress and model seems to be following her mother’s footsteps in terms of career choice, having portrayed young Natasha Romanoff in Marvel’s “Black Widow” last year and set to star as Wendy Darling in the upcoming Disney movie “Peter Pan and Wendy” in 2022.
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