Mila Kunis nearly went blind several years ago: ‘It’s not that big a deal’

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis covers the March issue of Marie Claire UK to promote her role in Oz the Great and Powerful. As is typical for magazine spreads involving Mila, the cover and photoshoot play up the inherent gorgeousness found in Mila’s eyes with tons of dramatic, smoky eyeliner and shadow. Somehow, the heavy-handed eye makeup always works for her, which might be one reason why it’s such a shock when we see her walking around without makeup. To be certain, it always makes me feel better when I see Mila without makeup because it makes me feel better about being so lazy about wearing makeup myself. Usually, a wee bit of eyeliner is all I leave home with in addition to a subtle pop of lip color. If it’s a very, very special occasion, I’ll add some eyeshadow and powder too. Damn, I’m fancy.

Anyway, Mila looks pretty sultry in this photoshoot, and the interview excerpts released thus far aren’t terribly interesting in that she’s once again talking about wanting to cut back on work when she starts a family. However, there is one thing she discusses that is very interesting; that is, Mila apparently suffered an inflammation of one of her irises several years ago, and as a result, she nearly went blind in one eye. In the aftermath, she was left with one brown and one green eye. Now she has a glass lens so that both eyes are the same color. Kind of scary, right?

Mila Kunis

On fame: “To say my life hasn’t changed would be a lie. It has changed, I don’t really know how. I can’t complain, not that I am complaining, but I can’t leave my house as freely as I used to. But I’ve also travelled a lot for work, so that’s changed. I have been very lucky.”

On recovering from near blindness: “I have [one] glass lens. It’s very dramatic. I had it fixed. I did it three years ago maybe four. It’s not that big a deal.”

Does she censor herself? “Lately, more. More. But I’ve always said that it is much easier to be honest than to be caught up in a bunch of lies. At least this way, you know who you are.”

Looking towards the future: “I don’t think I can do this three-movies-a-year thing. It’s too much. There comes a point in your life where you want to be….home. I want to explore other parts of this industry to see what aspects of it I can get myself into, so that I can… work out of home maybe. Like producing. Then I can have, like, a life, in one location.”

[From Marie Claire UK]

That bit where Mila continues to mull over the future in acting is very telling (I think) in terms of where she sees her relationship with Ashton Kutcher going. If Mila really wants to stay in one place while maintaining a lucrative career, she could always go back to television, but producing probably provides a little more freedom in setting one’s own schedule.

Mila Kunis

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire UK

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  1. marie says:

    those are really great photos of her..

  2. T.Fanty says:

    She is so pretty, and seems so lovely and grounded. I just don’t get what she is doing with a douche like Kutcher.

  3. lflips says:

    Does she have siblings? I’d be interested to see what they look like. What I love about her is her skin tone – I wish mine looked like that.

  4. YummyMummy says:

    She kinda looks like Sarah hyland from modern family on the cover pic

  5. Boxy Lady says:

    When she went with Craig Ferguson to Scotland last May, she went into more detail about her eye but I forgot exactly what the story was.

  6. Isa says:

    I thought she had to have shots in them when she was younger. Is the rose picture old? I swear I’ve seen it before.

  7. Sisi says:

    I have such eyebrow envy when I see her. how superficial of me, I can’t help it though XD

  8. serena says:

    ‘ I’ve always said that it is much easier to be honest than to be caught up in a bunch of lies. At least this way, you know who you are.’ LOL SURE, MILA.

  9. lucy2 says:

    Great photos of her. She really seems to want to take a step back from acting, will be curious to see if she actually does it.

  10. anmelt says:

    She is so pretty in these pictures and I still like her. I don’t really have that much objection to her and Ashton Kutcher anymore. They are kind of cute together. I mean, even Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s relationship did not start out kosher.

  11. Mika says:

    I love that ring in the last photo!

  12. Allie May says:

    Beautiful photos!! And her eyes look amazing made up, that’s true, so it is a shock to see her without eye makeup. I think she’s a terrific actress on top of everything else.

  13. Thiajoka says:

    The picture of her holding the rose with the killer ring is damned fine photography.

  14. NeoCleo says:

    She washes up well and then again there’s always photoshop.

  15. Relli says:

    These photos PROVE that the Natalie Wood bio pic needs to be done in Mila’s lifetime.

  16. KellyinSeattle says:

    She looks great and I want her ring, too.

  17. BRE says:

    couldn’t she wear just a regular color contact? why a glass lens? My mom said she used to wear glass back when that was all they had for contact lens and she said it wasn’t very comfortable.

  18. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos of her. I love them. Stunning.

  19. Mazunte says:

    Gorgeous photos of Mila. She has the most amazing eyes.

  20. Javagirl1 says:

    Oh my god my girl crush! Until she started dating Ashton Kutcher. :(

  21. emma says:

    she’s so gorgeous! crazy about her eye. so if she took her lens out, her eyes would be different colors? I’d like to see that actually, might make her even more interesting to look at.