CHARLIE'S ANGELS star Lucy Liu spent time in France before landing a role in TV drama DIRTY SEXY MONEY - so she could learn the language.
The actress felt compelled to learn French after visiting African countries - where few people speak English - as a Unicef ambassador.
She says, "I decided it (France) was a good place to go."
As well as learning French, the bilingual star can speak fluent Chinese, a little Japanese - which she learned for her role in Kill Bill, basic Italian and "a little Hebrew".