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

Credits

Starring: Mila Kunis

Transcript

00:03
The first time that I actually remember being on camera
00:08
was for a Payless shoes.
00:12
I was probably nine, maybe 10,
00:15
and it was for a Spanish television.
00:18
So, it wasn't even in English, it was in Spanish.
00:22
Remember, I got like $100 or something very small for it
00:26
and I just thought I was so rich,
00:28
and the shoes didn't fit, that I also remember,
00:30
the shoes were too small.
00:31
My parents would like watch Telemundo and Univision
00:34
in hopes that the commercial would play.
00:37
It was the first time that I actually saw myself on TV
00:39
and I was like, oh my god, I made it.
00:42
My career was set and I had nothing more to achieve.
00:46
There's a movie that I did years and years and years ago
00:50
called Santa Claus with Muscles starring Hulk Hogan.
00:54
He played this guy who gets amnesia
00:56
and ultimately become Santa Claus and I'm an orphan kid.
01:00
The part was for an African-American
01:02
and my manager was like, You look tan enough,
01:05
let's just send you in.
01:08
Needless to say, it worked out well
01:10
and I'm so sorry if I just offended
01:12
so many brilliant actors out there.
01:14
No, I never went to prom, I went to a fake proms.
01:17
I've gone on TV show proms
01:19
and my date is my current fiance. (laughs)
01:22
We can honestly say, we went to prom together.
01:24
Although I do think that in that episode,
01:26
I went home with someone else but that's okay.
01:29
We don't talk about that part.
01:31
It's our own very special, you know,
01:34
funny fairy tale, like it's a modern day fairy tale.
01:36
I never say like, I met you,
01:38
meaning, I met you when I was 14.
01:39
I always say, I met you,
01:41
meaning, a couple of years ago when he and I reconnected.
01:43
The thing when we first met,
01:44
we were just two very different people
01:46
than we were when we reconnected.
01:48
Marriage, I've lived with men,
01:49
I always thought that was fine.
01:50
I never believed in the idea of like marriage,
01:53
like that legal paperwork that now,
01:55
it just never appealed to me
01:57
until I found the love of my life and then it just changed.
02:00
Now, as far as the wedding goes, ugh, that just seems,
02:04
this is the part that makes me nervous,
02:05
like that's hassle, who do you invite,
02:07
who do you not invite, you're gonna offend somebody
02:09
so my theory is just don't offend anyone,
02:10
don't invite anyone, just do it privately and secretly,
02:13
and then you can just maybe get everybody
02:14
to be upset at you.
02:16
I've always wanted kids absolutely.
02:18
One day, I was like, I'll know when it's right,
02:20
and I'll know exactly when it's supposed to happen.
02:23
I may not know what to do once the baby arrives
02:25
but I'll know.
02:27
You can't say, Oh, I never want my kid to do that.
02:29
I'm gonna try to expose my kids to everything.
02:31
[Woman] Yeah.
02:32
And hope that my kid loves being a doctor instead,
02:34
like a good Jewish mother, that's what I'm gonna ask for
02:37
but if the kid wants to be an actor, okay.
02:41
I'll try to expose him to everything else
02:43
and show him life and opportunities
02:46
and amazing careers outside of this industry
02:49
or even behind the scenes, whatever,
02:51
but ultimately support whatever decision
02:54
the little tyke wants to make.
02:56
Everything makes me cry now, everything.
02:59
I mean, I literally, like one particular movie,
03:02
look it, I'm tearing up already, and this is the truth.
03:06
Pretty Woman, it makes me so happy when he's there
03:09
and she's on a fire escape and he's like climbing up,
03:11
they're facing his fear of height.
03:13
So, it's like happy little teary-eyed.
03:14
So, my mom and I had the biggest crush on Pierce Brosnan
03:18
and then he became James Bond.
03:20
He was dreaming time was kinda fair.
03:24
There you have it, there is your honest answer.