Mila Kunis doesn’t want to be an actress forever: ‘I want to be a present mom’

These are some new photos of Mila Kunis yesterday in LA. According to Fame/Flynet, she stopped by the salon (mani/pedi?) and then went to Taco Bell. Which is a decent plan for a day. I wish I could spend my days doing that kind of stuff. Sigh… the life of an actor. Work for two months then have six months off then work for a month on promotion. That’s it. Interestingly enough, Mila is smart enough to realize that this too shall pass, and she’s already making plans for what her life will be like when she’s no longer in-demand for movies:

Mila Kunis has admitted she’ll quit Hollywood when she becomes a mum. The ‘Black Swan’ star claims that “one day,” she’ll give up acting as it’s impossible to have a family and constantly travel.

The actress, who is currently dating Ashton Kutcher, claimed she didn’t think acting would be her “life” and that one day she wanted to settle down and be a “present mum,” rather than someone always on the go.

“The truth is I don’t think I can do this for the rest of my life, I also want a life. I want a family, like, one day, not tomorrow,” she told Playboy magazine. “I want to be a present mom. When I was growing up both my mom and dad worked full-time in one location. I’m never in the same place for more than two months. How am I ever going to have a family like that? You have to make compromises.”

She explained: “If that means I do one movie a year, if people still want to see me and hire me and I don’t suck by that point, great. My only source of happiness can’t be dependent on something so fickle.”

The actress, who recently starred in ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’, is said to be head over heels for her That 70s Show co-star who she’s been good friends with for over 15 years.

According to Us Weekly, the couple have even moved in together, with the insider adding: “They really are perfect for one another. They always have a lot of fun together.”

[From Entertainmentwise]

Many outlets are running these quotes as “Mila wants to have Ashton’s baby and quit Hollywood.” But that’s not really what she’s saying. She’s saying what a lot of actresses say – that her career will take a backseat if and when she becomes a mother. We’ll see about the follow-through, but I suspect that Mila definitely will choose to have babies, and that she’ll take a step away from her career when that happens. But will it happen with Ashton?! I’ve been thinking for a while that it might. Maybe not right now. Maybe not next month. But if they’re still together by the time Ashton and Demi Moore’s divorce is finalized, I could see it.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. gee says:

    Oh man they are going to become the new Garner-Afflecks AKA DIMPLE PARADE 2.0.

  2. truthful says:

    I’m pretty sure if Ashton asked her to marry him today…she’d quit tomm, she doesn’t seem comfortable w/pics, red carpets–schmoozing.

    and that’s perfectly fine.

    enjoy life and make your self happy.

    I used to always wonder why she never looked happy, this is why.

    she wants to do her thing away from the camera.

  3. hoya_chick says:

    I always fantasize about that pace too Kaiser. And it’s different locations all over the world, everything is paid for and taken care of all you have to do is show up and act for a few weeks or months. Then you are free to do whatever you want! Not to mention the awesome clothes you get to wear on your promotional duties and the ability to have the clout to raise awareness and money for worthy causes.

    I think that’s why I have so little sympathy for people who complain. The benefits vastly outweigh the cons. Being able to retire at 35 is a dream and not having to worry about money and just live is something most people will never be able to do.

    So the next time Mila is giving the paps the bitchface and and complaining about privacy, I hope she takes a long hard look at her life and realizes it could be a lot worse. The media is apart of being an actor and barring being a famewhore you can live a relatively normal life if you try.

    • Sandy Pandy says:

      Agree! I’m 51 and my work contract is not being renewed. So back out hustling for a gig. I’m an admin asst, not a giant wage earner. I want to tell these celebs to eff off when I hear them whining about privacy. Such a privileged life! would love to have no $$ worries and just do what I want when I want.

    • Moore says:

      I don’t buy that being an actress is easy. When you just see a little bit of a job they all seem easy. For example the mail man. I wish I could just sort mail and deliever it. My job is so much more miserable then that. But I just think that because I know all the tasks I have to perform. We don’t really know about the job of acting we just see a part of it.

      • Bitca says:

        @j.eyre: YES! I cannot believe so many people still have such a superficial view of how actors work.

        Not only do these big-name film “stars” represent about 1.5-2% of actors lucky enough to make it, but even they have to deal with insane work hours, repetitious, exhausting promo tours, & almost incessant traveling.

        My late mother was lucky enough to have a steady job in a regional theater company when we were kids. While at home between rehearsals, matinees & evening shows, she did the housekeeping, cooking, & child-raising; after her divorce, she found ways to prepare the elements of simple, healthy meals my brothers & I could make for ourselves when she was working.

        If she got even a minor film role, it was no “easier” in terms of hours or workload. The work was truly fulfilling & she managed to support us, but long before we were old enough for her to move to NYC, get an agent, & do audition rounds, I’d crossed acting off my Potential Careers List.

        But it *was* cute when people asked for her autograph in the local supermarket parking lot ;-) .

      • ataylor says:

        Mila, at this point, is not longer just “an actress” she has reached “celebrity” status. That is a COMPLETELY different animal and workload than just “actress.”

        Sure, early call times and constant travel might be a hassle, but when you’re making more than SAG per-diem and making millions for 3-6 months of work there’s no reason to complain. None.

    • ataylor says:


      I feel the same way about the complaining, the attitude issues and the blatant hypocrisy.

      It’s hard-ass work and it takes massive amounts of luck to become a semi-successful WORKING actor, don’t even get me started on the near impossibility of reaching movie star/B-list status without having “CONNECTIONS” in the industry. Mila was lucky she started off as a child-star. I know plenty of hard-working, uber talented actors that will NEVER EVER get to the same level that Mila (or even her look-alike Sarah Hyland) have reached due to luck, looks and industry politics.

      Her attitude towards the media attention she courts is really getting on my nerves now too. I was reading up on some press for OZ and came across this article where Mila just comes off as a total beeyotch. Something that, frankly, disappointed me.

      It’s a damned PUFF PIECE (I’ve read several other celebrity interviews by the journalist and she’s pretty good) and she can’t manage to get through it without alienating the reporter? Really? It’s not that hard.

      For someone who realizes the fame could end in an instant, you would think she would be grateful for the time she has left? Sure the paps CAN be a nightmare, but let’s not kid ourselves…either she or someone in her team (or Ashton’s team) calls them up from time to time. Paps are not parked outside your door unless you’re Britney Spears and are having a meltdown. I live in L.A. I used to work in the industry. I know…I used to call them for clients myself. (And no, I will not name names)

      Think about how often she was papped prior to Black Swan? Rarely. And now? It’s constant. Sure there’s media interest thanks to her dating Ashton, but by denying and being coy with select media, she’s courting the chase herself. Example: COURT-SIDE seats at a Laker game? Why not view the game from one of the boxes for some privacy, like Tom Cruise does when he goes to the PBR? (Did you know Tom likes bull riding? He does, a lot. But no one knows or notices because he watches from the PRIVATE BOXES) Not only that, both Mila and Ashton are able to frequently disappear at will from the pap lenses. Do we really see pics of them on a daily basis? No. Just the occasional candid outside Ashton’s home. But what about those other times? How do the paps know what time she goes to the gym every day, or to eat sushi or the spa? She tells them, or at least she just did in that Playboy interview with James Franco (she goes to a 6am pilates class now btw).

      My admiration for Mila is falling fast. I’ve been rooting for her for a while. She has the potential to do so well, but for some reason is insisting on reaching Julia Robert’s-level of bitchiness while doing so.

  4. serena says:

    And she’s not wearing a bra..why wouldn’t anyone in Hollywood wear a dam bra?

  5. bettyrose says:

    More power to her. I caution young women not to give up their careers and risk becoming less employable in the future, but she’s financially set. The bigger risk for an actress is that they’ll lose their identity to their husband’s ongoing career and become a tad unbalanced, but she seems like she has a really strong sense of self.

  6. Dawn says:

    Good for her. I think she would be great mom. Other sights are already saying that KimYEEEEE are going to hire three nannies to have round the clock care for their kid so to hear someone wants to be hands on is great.

  7. Brown says:

    I am obsessed with her pants.

  8. V4real says:

    Blah Blah Blah Mila is all I hear. I’m so sick of these freaking actresses lying about quiting acting when they become moms. That’s a slap in the face of every working mother in the real world. We wish it was so easy to say we will quit our jobs to stay home with the kids. These actresses have the luxury of taking their kids on location with them because of nannies and tutors. Everyday working mothers are not afforded that luxury. Mila try living in the real world and saying that. Plus you might get a taste of that once Ashton grows tired of your ass and the scripts are just not coming in anymore. STFU

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      You’re right. It’s annoying. The actresses that say it never do it and the ones that do never say it before. Plus, She’s a long term relationship kinda girl. And ashton is in for long hauls as well, but he’s a cheater.

      Side rant: Ashton didn’t cheat on Demi because he wasn’t happy with her anymore. He cheated over and over again with a lot of girls because he could without getting caught. He’ll do it with Mila too. That’s my opinion any way.

    • jwoolman says:

      I think she was saying she wants her kids to have a chance to have their own friends and stability, which past a certain age they don’t have if they are going off with nannies and tutors to a different location every few months. It works for some kids and computer connections do change things quite a bit – but I moved around a lot when I was a kid and I just don’t have a home town and kept losing friends in an era when just moving to a different part of town was enough to break bonds. I missed a lot and it did cause problems for us. I got really tired of always being the new kid who never had the right accent, and the older you get the harder it is to make new friends. Maybe a less dysfunctional family can make it work better… Or communities more accepting of differences. But it really also depends very much on the individual kids.

      The other nice thing is that she realizes fame is fleeting and doesn’t seem to have her whole identity tied up in being an actor. I think she’s a decent actor but getting roles doesn’t just depend on talent but involves a lot of luck. There are many talented actors who never get past community theater even if they wanted to do more. Women have much narrower choices in Hollywood as well. And why the sneering at someone who has enough money to stay home with the kids? My mother did that as long as she could, even though we weren’t rich, and she was always busy. She did a lot of volunteer work also, which is something many people find hard to do today when all the adults in the family have outside jobs and then have to deal with kids and household management as a second job. Time and energy are scarce for anything else. It’s really nice when parents can manage the kind of schedule that lets one of them be home when the kids come home from school or are out of school. Many can’t for all sorts of good reasons, but from a kid’s standpoint – it really is a nice thing if you can have it.

  9. Agnes says:

    Good for her. I wish I could do that.

    • Becky1 says:

      Yeah, I do too. I really hope that these celebrities are thankful for the fantastic opportunities and lifestyle they have.

      Maybe Mila can have a career like Julia Roberts? I know she’s supposedly a big b**** and I think it’s wrong that she started messing around with her husband when he was still married but Julia Roberts has been really smart in terms of how she’s managed her career. She worked hard, made a bunch of movies then in her mid to late 30′s settled down, got married and had kids. She has a ton of money and only does a movie every now and then. Most of the time she’s with her family in New Mexico.

  10. Happymom says:

    Of all the great Mexican food she could grab in LA-why in the world would she eat Taco Bell?!

  11. CC says:

    I don’t really have an opinion about her statement.

    In my field, women are already prejudiced against as it is. If the daddy is in my life, let him take care of them, it’s 50-50 after all, right? Well the thought of being pregnant 9 months already tips it against me enough, let the guy take care of disgusting diapers and feedings and all that crap. Kids are only interesting past 3 to 5 years old, as far as I’m concerned.

    But if she wants to do it? Hey, it’s her life and her career. Not gonna impose my standards on another woman’s choices, as long as no one does the same to me.

  12. mkyarwood says:

    No, the real question is what’s happening with her face? Wisdom teeth surgery?

  13. Christina says:

    Meh. She’s a mediocre actress who seems to be losing the one thing she had going for her – her looks – so if I was her wouldn’t worry overmuch about taking time off work to be with a baby. Within a few years, she’ll have joined the list of ‘it girls’ who were all over the magazines at one point, but didn’t have the talent to transition to serious acting. So I reckon she’ll have more than enough time to be a full-time mother.

  14. Maya says:

    “Sigh…the life of an actor. Work for two months then have six months off then work for a month on promotion.”

    That’s not the life of an actor; that’s the life of a movie star. There’s a big difference.

  15. Maria says:

    what many people, myself included, always forget is that she is a voice on family guy for a very long time, she must have made a lot from that.

    i think its a good plan, i never heard anyone in their 70s complain that they spent too much time with their families and that they wished they would have spent more time in the office :)
    obviously its a luxury but if she can afford it and it makes her happy, why not.

  16. vale says:

    Really? The actor’s life sounds kinda boring to me. There seems to be a lot and lot of ass kissing, which if you’re a stable person must feel like you’re surrounded by sad, pathetic people. There’s also the waiting around, sitting in trailers for hours, not working for months.. meh. Maybe I’m crazy. The money is great, but even then, it explains the general celebrity penchance for hedonism.
    To be honest, given the option, I’d rather be at home in my sweats all day writing about celebrities!

  17. j.eyre says:

    OK. Let’s see what she says once she has said kids.