Mila Kunis: Screen Test
In a video interview with W’s Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg, Mila Kunis opens up about her first commercial, attending fake prom with Ashton Kutcher, planning her wedding, and more.
Released on 7/7/2014
The first time that I actually remember being on camera
was for a Payless shoes.
I was probably nine, maybe 10,
and it was for a Spanish television.
So, it wasn't even in English, it was in Spanish.
Remember, I got like $100 or something very small for it
and I just thought I was so rich,
and the shoes didn't fit, that I also remember,
the shoes were too small.
My parents would like watch Telemundo and Univision
in hopes that the commercial would play.
It was the first time that I actually saw myself on TV
and I was like, oh my god, I made it.
My career was set and I had nothing more to achieve.
There's a movie that I did years and years and years ago
called Santa Claus with Muscles starring Hulk Hogan.
He played this guy who gets amnesia
and ultimately become Santa Claus and I'm an orphan kid.
The part was for an African-American
and my manager was like, You look tan enough,
let's just send you in.
Needless to say, it worked out well
and I'm so sorry if I just offended
so many brilliant actors out there.
No, I never went to prom, I went to a fake proms.
I've gone on TV show proms
and my date is my current fiance. (laughs)
We can honestly say, we went to prom together.
Although I do think that in that episode,
I went home with someone else but that's okay.
We don't talk about that part.
It's our own very special, you know,
funny fairy tale, like it's a modern day fairy tale.
I never say like, I met you,
meaning, I met you when I was 14.
I always say, I met you,
meaning, a couple of years ago when he and I reconnected.
The thing when we first met,
we were just two very different people
than we were when we reconnected.
Marriage, I've lived with men,
I always thought that was fine.
I never believed in the idea of like marriage,
like that legal paperwork that now,
it just never appealed to me
until I found the love of my life and then it just changed.
Now, as far as the wedding goes, ugh, that just seems,
this is the part that makes me nervous,
like that's hassle, who do you invite,
who do you not invite, you're gonna offend somebody
so my theory is just don't offend anyone,
don't invite anyone, just do it privately and secretly,
and then you can just maybe get everybody
to be upset at you.
I've always wanted kids absolutely.
One day, I was like, I'll know when it's right,
and I'll know exactly when it's supposed to happen.
I may not know what to do once the baby arrives
but I'll know.
You can't say, Oh, I never want my kid to do that.
I'm gonna try to expose my kids to everything.
And hope that my kid loves being a doctor instead,
like a good Jewish mother, that's what I'm gonna ask for
but if the kid wants to be an actor, okay.
I'll try to expose him to everything else
and show him life and opportunities
and amazing careers outside of this industry
or even behind the scenes, whatever,
but ultimately support whatever decision
the little tyke wants to make.
Everything makes me cry now, everything.
I mean, I literally, like one particular movie,
look it, I'm tearing up already, and this is the truth.
Pretty Woman, it makes me so happy when he's there
and she's on a fire escape and he's like climbing up,
they're facing his fear of height.
So, it's like happy little teary-eyed.
So, my mom and I had the biggest crush on Pierce Brosnan
and then he became James Bond.
He was dreaming time was kinda fair.
There you have it, there is your honest answer.