Mila Kunis covers Harper’s Bazaar: “I don’t go out very often, I prefer to stay home”

Mila Kunis covers the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar (US), and these are some images from the Terry Richardson photo shoot. I don’t know why Mila agrees to be photographed by Richardson – he did her GQ photo shoot last year as well, and I have to say… even though the GQ shoot made me sick to my stomach, it was much better than this. Something about Mila Kunis looking strung out, wearing tiny baby doll dresses and eating cotton candy, all while be photographed by a known pervert… it’s really, really gross. I remember when fashion magazines were a celebration of womanity. I can’t believe a major magazine would do a shoot that seemed so… pedophilia-themed. Anyway, you can read Mila’s full Bazaar interview here, and here are some highlights:

On Black Swan and how it changed her career: “I honestly thought, ‘This is going to be a Darren Aronofsky movie. Maybe people will see it, maybe they won’t.’ I didn’t for one second think, ‘I’m making a movie about ballerinas. People are gonna run to see this.’” Before Black Swan, “I had anonymity,” she says. “Right now, not nearly as much.”

Immigrating from the Ukraine at seven, speaking not a word of English: “We came with nothing, and my parents had to work for everything,” she recalls. “The easygoing aspect of me comes from the fact that when you have nothing, you have nothing to lose.”

Her parents don’t approve: “If it was up to my parents, I would have never done this,” she says of acting, “but now I’m 28, so what can they do?”

Does she make friends easily? “No. It’s hard to open up to people because often they’re more curious than they actually care about you.”

Is she more paranoid now? “Yes. Incredibly.”

Her phone wasn’t hacked: “No, my e-mail that hasn’t been valid in over three years was hacked. They got a photo of me. I’m not naked or anything. I was covered in bubbles, eating.”

How she safeguards: “Well, I don’t send naked photos.” Then she laughs. “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” Mila emerged from Hackergate unscathed, unlike fellow actress Scarlett Johansson, who was allegedly a victim of the same culprit. “The sad thing is, she shouldn’t even have to explain who it’s for,” Mila says.

On dating: “I don’t get asked out. This past year, I haven’t been home, so who’s going to ask me?”

Macaulay Culkin: Her last serious boyfriend was Macaulay Culkin, whom she dated for eight years, until 2010. “It was fantastic,” she says. “I mean, I honestly think being single’s great. Being in a relationship’s great. It’s all about the timing. I loved it.”

She’s not a wild girl: “I don’t go out very often. I prefer to stay home and have a nice little beverage and watch television.” She cooks too. “I can make anything out of leftovers. I want to be a judge on Top Chef.” She works out with a trainer three times a week, mostly because that enables her to keep eating and drinking. “My glass of wine and I are besties.”

Gaining weight, post Black Swan: After her drastic weight loss for Black Swan (20 pounds off her already lean frame), Mila notes that her body “has never been the same. My shape is different. When I got down to 95 pounds, I was muscles, like a little brick house, but skin and bones. When I gained it back, it went to completely different areas.” Like the rear? “No, I’d be happy if my ass got bigger. All the weight that left my chest went to my side hip, my stomach.” She’s wary of another role that would require a body transformation. “I’m not going to say I’d look forward to it, but if an offer came along, I’d do it.”

Her style icons: “I’ve always been a fan of Kate Winslet. She’s very classy and a sexy little thing too. Victoria Beckham — she’s very confident in whatever she wears. Oh, and Cate Blanchett,” she says. “Obviously.”

Aging: “I will not put a needle in my body unless I have a medical reason,” she says, “but ask me in 10 years. Right now, I’m like, ‘I’m going to embrace it,’ but … I’m probably going to want to have something done. I have no doubt.”

Stereotypes: “People have interpretations of what you’re supposed to be like,” she says. “If you’re unattractive and overweight, you must have a great personality. If you’re attractive, then you must not be the nicest person. People are always taken aback that I’m easygoing but not necessarily stupid.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

She comes across as an interesting person, I have to admit. There is an eerie directness to Mila’s interviews – she doesn’t talk around things, she doesn’t hedge, she’s not trying to create another “image” for herself. I’d also like to believe that she really is this low-key, that she simply prefers to drink wine at home and take a bath rather than go out clubbing constantly. I still wonder what went down between Mila and Justin Timberlake, though. I think it was probably just a fling while they were promoting Friends with Benefits. Maybe Justin wanted more, and maybe Mila wasn’t into it. That’s how I prefer to think of it, because obviously, she could do a lot better.

Photos courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar.

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  1. Mary says:

    I’m going to have to disagree with there being nothing wrong with sending naked pics of yourself. What happens when someone hacks your phone or you break up with your boyfriend and he gets pissed and puts them online? Maybe it’s just not something I would do.
    I agree with you on wanting to believe that she is being honest about being a homebody. She’s come out in the past and said how addicted she is to World of Warcraft and other online games.

    • The Truth Fairy says:

      If she hadn’t said that there was nothing wrong with sending nude pix, it would have looked like she was judging Scarlet and the media would have made a big deal about it.

      Remember when Reese said “If you take naked pictures of yourself with your cell phone, you hide your face” at the MTV Awards, which just happened to be when those nude pix of Blake Lively were circulating? Suddenly it was “Reese attacks Blake” all over the media.

    • Gradstudenteatinghotpockets says:

      I think there is a difference between a person having semi-nude or nude photos of themselves on their computer or phone and having it hacked and people who send the semi-nude or nude photos of themselves (e-mail or picture text) to another person (who then posts them online).

      I think if it’s on your own device and you haven’t sent them out or anything then it’s off limits. It’s just wrong that people would hack your stuff to find things like that to post all over the internet (and make money off of it).

      But if you send it to your bf and then you guys break up and he posts it…well, that’s a grade A douche. That’s also a risk you have to take when you actually send out the photos. Do you trust the person you are sending it to?

      Obviously my problem is with people who get their shit hacked and then everything leaked on the internet. That’s wrong.

    • Lis says:

      I don’t think it’s morally wrong, just unwise.

      I always work on the assumption that anything written, or on computers, phones etc., will always come out, if someone really wants to find it.

      And the more you need it to stay private? The more likely it’ll come out at the worst possible moment.

      And you can multiply it by about a million if you’re famous and pretty enough for people to care.

      Now multiply it by infinity if it’s sexaaay pictures.

      So, the mind does boggle at aaaaallll those celebs with nudie pics on their phones. But I don’t morally judge them.

  2. Katie says:

    I bet Justin wanted to get with her bad, because he’s a girlfriend guy; but Mila was smart. She knew her life would be chaos if she officially dated Justin and she seems like a super level-headed chick who was probably like, “I just got out of an 8 year relationship. I need ME time.”

  3. The Truth Fairy says:

    She has eyes like Natalie Wood. Just beautiful!

  4. Jackie says:

    i appreciate her honesty and directness. it’s refreshing.

    i like the way she touched on stereotypes in women.

    i have noticed how unattractive, or perhaps overweight, women are much more easily accepted by other women. a woman who is thin and good looking has to go out of her way to be ‘nice’ and prove to them she is not a ‘bitch’ before she is accepted.

    i should note, i find this typically in women over the age of 30. i assume it is the opposite in younger women.

  5. Jade says:

    This photoshoot is so blah. they could do better.

  6. lucy2 says:

    The styling of the photos is weird, but I really like her and think she’s gorgeous. She also seems pretty level headed.

  7. Julie says:

    i have a girlcrush on mila. stunning and seems to be a cool girl.

    i also like that she is different from the typical hollywood woman who screws every guy and jumps from relationship to relationship.

  8. Aiobhan says:

    I don’t think this photo shoot is as disgusting as I thought it was going to be. She is 28 and does look like an adult. Yes, there are obvious references to child hood iconography but (to me at least) it does not scream or remotely come close to pedophilia. Not like some of his other shoots and most definitely not like some of the add campaigns for a certain over-priced tee-shirt company.

    The first and last shots of her are stunning. The interview was light and fun and her answers are disarmingly honest.

    • demian bichir says:

      I’m sorry she looks like a 10 years old!She doesn’t look like that in REALITY she looks her real age(28 years old).
      CREEPY MOUSTACHARDSON is selling pedo images in bazaar mag.
      It’s simply disgusting.

    • demian bichir says:

      Oh, Aibhan,i missed you too!
      Unsurprisingly i didn’t win NADA OSCARS this year but maybe in the next future i will win something!
      But it still was a big accomplishment to be nominated at the Oscars.
      I’m not a fan of the perv CREEPY MOUSTACHARDSON!What he did to that young model(whatshername?)is unexcusable he should’nt work for NO fashion mags with underage girls AT ALL!
      What i find the most shocking is that he’s never worked so much than now. After the scandal he was/is everywhere on every front row!On our faces!!!F* him and every fashion editor that promotes pedos.

  9. marybeth18 says:

    Well, here’s an actress who says she is a homebody and I actually believe her. There aren’t a lot of pap photos of Mila when she’s not promoting a project.

    I like her. She’s good at her job, she’s more interested in being an “actor” than a “celebrity”, and she seems like someone I would enjoy hanging out with.

  10. Asli says:

    Take note Rihanna, Swifty, J-Lo and every other girl/woman who can’t be alone for more than a hot minute.

  11. anytime says:

    “i don’t like partying, i’m a homebody” is the new “i was bullied” was the new “i’m a total nerd”. get with the times, people.

  12. Nina says:

    Grrr, it’s not THE Ukraine. It’s just Ukraine. It’s been an independent country for only the past 20 years, frigg.

  13. taylor says:

    Mila is stunning. Just beautiful. And I’ve never believed the JT stories. It’s just what happens when you are promoting a movie….gossip is made up to push a movie, nothing more.

  14. laila says:

    I really like Mila. She’s seems so down to earth and no nonsense.

  15. I Choose Me says:

    Hm, I’m going to say that I don’t think these photos are that bad. Nor do I get a pedo vibe. She’s being shot as if she’s at a fair so the cotton candy thing is right in theme and she’s biting it not licking it. She’s also covered up and not posing provocatively. Really wish celebs wouldn’t let ‘Uncle Terry’ photograph them but I just don’t get the ick vibe from these photos as I do from so many others that he’s done.

    Anyway, Mila’s so damned pretty and I’d love to believe that she’s as easy-going and down to earth as she comes across but I have a feeling that she’s a little bit more hard-core than the image of her that’s being sold.

  16. Moi says:

    Mila is one of those that I think is so stunning when made up, but very plain when not. I like her and she is sweet, but how many times do we have to here that she is a homebody??

  17. Maya says:

    I don’t know, I’m sort of ‘meh’ about this girl. I just don’t think she’s a very good actress – she was all right in Black Swan (though certainly not awards-worthy), but not great; all she had to do, besides the dancing, was be sexy and mysterious. And I thought Friends with Benefits was pretty good, but some of her line readings were just so forced and over-acting…Maybe I’m being too harsh. In any case, she’s beautiful, but I agree that the pedophilia edge to this photoshoot is a tad creepy. Especially because it was shot by Terry Richardson.

  18. Lisa says:

    Golly, a Terry Richardson shoot that doesn’t look like everyone brushed the vomit out of their hair and slapped on some concealer.

  19. JuliaDomna says:

    She has no star quality and these pics are dumb.

  20. Jordan says:

    I don’t think Justin could handle Mila. She doesn’t seem to like to play games and she wouldn’t put up with his bs like his go-to doormat Jessica. Jessica judges her self-worth based on how Justin feels about her at the moment. Mila probably told him to ‘eff off, because she doesn’t need him.

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