Mila Kunis' Awkward Interview Is Something We All Can Relate to

Mila KunisMila 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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Missy... Missyl626

You have a typo. Was dont her official due date. Think you meant we dont.I know it isn't an excuse but I remember what it was like to be pregnant in the summer. I was miserable so I understand

Jacee... Jacee2348

She just came off like a bitch... Pregnant or not, famous or not, you can still treat people with respect. Kudos to the reporter for not trashing her more (as he had every right...)

Charl... Charlyla2

Dude, I really think it's pregnancy hormones. I worked as a receptionist for about 3 years and my last few months with the company took place during my third trimester. I. Was. A. Wreck. I was responsible for answering the phone, being polite and helping the customer find a solution for their issues. Well, I answered the phone one day and thus woman dug into me from minute one. I was on the phone with her for a while, troubleshooting, and she was a bitch the entire time. I had never let it get to me before but something snapped. I yelled into the phone "I'm trying to help you! I need you to calm down!". I saw red. I don't remember much of what happened next but a few minutes later my boss came out of his office and quietly gave me a quick reminder about keeping my cool. I totally know where she is coming from as far as the same shit, different day stuff. When you're pregnant there is so little tolerance for bull you just want to reach out and slap people rather opening your mouth.

MyNam... MyNameIs-

I can relate with Charlyla. I worked in the courthouse while pregnant. By the end, people coming in complaining about their speeding tickets just pissed me off!! I could barely maintain any kind of professional demeanour. 

AliPa... AliParker

I don't think it's ok to act like a fool or be a bitch because you're pregnant. Im pregnant, it's hot, I'm tired almost all the time, but I still treat others with respect. Some pregnant women just get pregnant and then think all manners and common sense goes out the window. It gives the other pregnant women a bad name. This is why there are so many bad jokes about pregnant women being neurotic ass hats.

nonmember avatar Rebecca

I gotta say that I think most of what I read about this interview is mostly focused on her being so b****y with everyone forgetting the fact that the interview was supposed to be about a movie. Not her, a movie. Not one of those questions is about the movie. And she even says so, that doing an interview about the movie becomes something else. Did that somehow get forgotten? If you are going to do an interview about a movie, ask questions about said movie. He never goes there.

Jacee... Jacee2348

@Rebecca - Regardless of the questions asked, common courtesy can still exist. There is NO good reason to be a bitch. This was a 25 minute interview - and he did ask her about this role & future roles - to which, once again, she was a rude bitch saying "I hate when people ask me these questions". Apparently, she hates ALL questions so she should just freaking stop doing interviews. I don't know or care anything about this lady; but if I'm forming an opinion of her on this interview alone, I call bitch.

nonmember avatar Sitwell

I don't get why so many people have to call her a bitch and say that she should stop doing interviews. A year ago, this was the same person who gave what was praised as a great interview with a British journalist.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Ezruu1oeQ&feature=kp

Jacee... Jacee2348

Maybe she wasn't a bitch a year ago - she's certainly acting like one this year. Apples to oranges... I simply stated that she was a bitch IN THIS INTERVIEW.

nonmember avatar YUP

While I understand celebrities must get asked the same questions repeatedly... come on now!!! You work long hours, but only for a Fraction of the year, you make millions more than most of us will EVER see in our entire lives, try being grateful for when us Normies want to ask you a few questions. We're the ones keeping your careers afloat and thriving. Pi$$ us off, and your star falters. There's never an excuse for acting so snotty. Disappointed in you Mila.

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