Mila Kunis either just gave the best or worst interview of her life, depending on how you look at it. Star-Ledger interviewer Stephen Whitty chatted with the pregnant actress on the phone for about 25 minutes to get the scoop on her latest movie, Third Person, but says it was a "bumpy ride," and he felt like he had upset her.
He says he started by asking how she was feeling, to which she replied, "I don't talk about that for publication. Whitty was taken aback, and later said he had thought that was an OK question, given that she's recently opened up about her pregnancy on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and for that infamous Marie Claire cover story.
Actually that may be why the Jupiter Ascending star was so put off. The interview allegedly took place the same day Marie Claire decided to put her comment about her "shredded vagina" in the headline.
In fact, she even mentioned something along those lines when she refused to answer a question about what it was like to live in the Ukraine until she was seven. "It just seems weird to do an interview about Third Person and then it becomes about Ukraine, and that’s the headline," she said. "I do interviews and they seem like they're supposed to be one thing, and the writer has an idea, and then they become something else."
Whitty was trying to find something "benign to talk about during the difficult interview, so he asked about her immigration story. "I've talked about me moving to America in a hundred interviews," Kunis said to him. "It’s the most mundane subject possible, it’s like everyone’s immigrant story. It was much harder for my 13-year-old brother, it was much harder for my parents."
She added, "I know what your next question is so let's just skip it. You're going to ask me what I think about what’s going on now in Ukraine. Just because I lived there until I was seven doesn’t mean I identify with Ukraine."
Well OK then. She also apparently got snippy when he asked if she were going to take on "meatier roles" and "new challenges" like she has in a recent string of films including the aforementioned Third Person, and also The Most Dangerous Man in Brooklyn, Blood Ties, and Black Swan.
"I hate when people ask me this question," she revealed. "People have this misconception that comedy’s easy … I'm always looking for challenges and I find a lot of things to be challenging. It can be the director, the producer, a lot of things. I just want to work with people more talented than I am that I can learn from."
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Whitty ended his piece saying he was concerned he upset the actress so much, and apologized for doing so. He wrote that she brightly responded, "No, no, it was a good interview!" and then he signs off by saying, "Can I say again what a truly wonderful actress I think Mila Kunis is?"
Like I said, it's either the best or the worst interview ever, but I think it was awesome. Even though we don't officially know Mila's due date, it looks like she might be getting into the third trimester, which as every woman who has carried a baby that far knows is uncomfortable. Plus there was that whole thing with that other interview that may have ticked her off, so she wasn't about to mess around. Hey, we've all had our less than stellar days at work, amirite?
Instead of playing all nicey-nice, she just told it like it was, and I'm willing to bet it was a refreshing change. No wonder she thought it was great! I think it was pretty great too, and major kudos to Stephen Whitty for keeping his cool and a positive attitude.
Do you think Mila's interview was fantastic or dreadful?
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