Mila Kunis has always been a great icon, portraying lovable characters on both TV as well as the big screen. Recently James Franco, while in the midst of shooting his new comedy The End of the World in New Orleans, caught up with her in an interview. They discussed things about Kunis’ life, from what it was like to be the star of That 70’s Show while being just 14 years old and still in high school, to her unusual roles as a woman in movies like Max Payne and Black Swan. Kunis talked about how she was just 9 years old when she got her first acting gig, which happened solely because her mother believed that she could do this and invested money into her to take acting lessons. Her manager Susan Curtis had been mentoring her since day one, from her first role in a Barbie commercial to her acting role as a high school girl in the 70’s to her being starred in movies such as Ted and Friends With Benefits. Franco and Kunis went into things like the difference between actors and actresses in today’s society, both on screen and off screen, as well as the nature of the acting industry and how absurd it can get. Kunis admittedly says that she lives a very mediocre lifestyle and that she doesn’t do things for the sake of doing them, but because she believes in them and wants to do them. Both Franco and Kunis go into her roles as an actress over the years and how all these different experiences have had such a dramatic effect on her life. Franco talks about his life as well, even admitting to the fact that he once auditioned for That 70’s Show alongside Ashton Kutcher. The two both discuss things like how they never went to prom and how their future will turn out to be. Kunis says that she eventually wants to have a family in five years or so and maybe even go into producing, or that perhaps she’ll just end up doing shorts with James Franco for the rest of her life. The interview concluded with Kunis saying that she’s always been a big proponent of not working for the sake of working, because she doesn’t want to work for the rest of her life-she wants to live. Kunis says that she’d rather work to live than live to work.
Photography by Craig McDean
Source: Interview Magazine