Mila Kunis in Cosmo: “Looks go, they fade. I don’t think looks matter”


Mila Kunis has been named Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Fun, Fearless Female” of the year, and she makes the cover of the February issue. A word about Mila on the cover – Oh MY GOD. Is it just me, or did Mila’s goddess beauty just come out of nowhere? Like, she was always really pretty. She was always adorable. She was always striking. But over the past year – over the past few months, really – all of a sudden, Mila is one of the most stunningly beautiful women in the world. Yes, this is just the cover of Cosmo, and not some fancy-smancy beauty/fashion magazine. But Mila doesn’t ever take a bad photo, does she? Anyway, Cosmo has released some snippets from Mila’s interview:

What Mila looks for in a man: “Confidence, not cockiness. Knowing who you are is confidence. Cockiness is knowing who you are and pushing it down everyone’s throat. Looks go; they fade. I don’t think looks matter…[I like men who] do gentlemanly things like open the door for me while writing me a song and taking control in the bedroom while showing off his muscles.”

On being partially blind because of Chronic iritis (an inflammation of the iris): “I was blind in one eye for many years, and nobody knew… I’m not blind anymore. I had surgery a couple of months ago. They cut it open and dropped a new lens in there.”

Who was her best on-screen kisser: “Justin [Timberlake]‘s upper lip…Natalie [Portman]‘s bottom lip…Ashton [Kutcher]‘s stubble…James [Franco]‘s chin…and Jason [Segel]‘s teeth.”

[From Cosmopolitan, via various sources]

Ew ew ew ew… eye surgery is one of my big gross-outs. Like, anything with someone touching someone’s eye. A closeup of an eyeball is enough to have me gagging. Which is one of the reasons I’ve never been able to watch A Clockwork Orange from start to finish – I’ve seen the whole thing, but once the eye closeups start, I have to go vomit. *deep breath*

Also, Russell Brand was named Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Male of the Year. His Cosmo cover is… magnificent. I mean… I LOVE the crazy look in his eye, like “Yeah, I’m posing on the cover of Cosmo, and I’ll still STAB YOU IN THE EYE and sleep with your girlfriend.” What Russell actually says to the magazine is about Katy Perry, of course: “Well, she threw a bottle at my head when we first met, and she’s been doing that in some form or another ever since.” Yes, this marriage is going to last. For another six months.


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  1. Kimi100 says:

    “Looks go; they fade. I don’t think looks matter”..sorry, you’d never hear an ugly girl say that!

  2. samihami says:

    I like the way she answered the “kiss” question. Complimentary to everyone without singling one person out.

    At that is so cool that she got her vision back! I knew she had some eye trouble-it’s wonderful that it was repairable.

  3. Natalie says:

    Kimi100 I think she meant what she looks for in her life partner specifically, not what society appreciates in general.

  4. mln76 says:

    ITA with Kimmi100 Mila takes looks for granted because she is beautiful and surrounded by beautiful people. Not that her statement isn’t correct but it’s easy to say when you live in a sea of beauty.
    I still like her though.

  5. Jeane says:

    Well, she seems to put her money where her mouth is. She obviously didn’t fall for Macaulay Culkin because of his looks.

    …though they did break up shortly after she got her eyesight restored…

  6. Mia135 says:

    @ Jeane – LOL!
    Looks do matter unfortunately. I wish they didn’t, but they do. If they really didn’t matter, then we would see women on the cover of Cosmo and other mags and as leading ladies who have physical disabilities, scars, etc. with the same frequency as those who have so-called “perfect” features.
    I like her and I get where she is coming from, but of course she can afford to say that – looking the way she does.

  7. Tiffany says:

    I feel the same way as she does about looks. I never thought about it the way you did, kimi…
    Maybe I would feel different about it if I was ugly. I kind of thought most people feel that way. I’d rather people like my brain, not just my face. It’s funny that the Character she is best known for is the “ugly” girl no one likes. Poor Meg.

  8. Hautie says:

    I am glad Mila has made the transition into adult acting arena, without drama.

    No crack hustle. No crazy parents. Just hard work.

    And she really is pretty on this cover. Without a set of fake boobs or duck lips. Just a pretty girl with her own parts. :)

  9. Quinn says:

    Um, she dated the kid from Home Alone…for years. Thats what she meant by “I don’t think looks matter”. If they mattered to her, she clearly wouldn’t have dated him at all.

  10. Lenore says:

    Yeah, I like to think that the statement “Looks go, they fade. I don’t think looks matter” is at least mentally subtitled with the rider,

    “However I am aware that an awful lot of other people DO think looks matter, that they judge you largely on your appearance (i.e. hotness) and I therefore realise that I am damn lucky to look the way I do in this world, and that I realise that I would not have the career I have if I didn’t fit the currently acceptable beauty standard.

    “I realise that when my looks do fade and I’m over 35 and therefore unemployable in Hollywood terms (unless I’m very lucky), I will at least have had a stab at a career and probably made more money than is decent, at least in part owing to the fact that I look the way I do.

    “I am aware that I did not score this accolade or this magazine cover just because I’m talented, and if I were the best actress alive yet also butt-ugly, I probably wouldn’t even have got in Seth Macfarlane’s office even if it WAS only a voiceover role.”

  11. Launicaangelina says:

    I love her & hope she stays grounded as her career goes up!

  12. Rose says:

    Kimi and mln76, perhaps she feels looks don’t matter from her experience of sight loss, she knows what’s more important

  13. happygirl says:

    I adore her. She’s one of the very few celebs I’d actually LOVE to have a coctail with. I think she’d be a trip. Gorgeous, and I’ve never gotten the feeling that she knows it, so down to earth, and she just seems like a lot of fun. And I love the way she answered the kissing question too. =)

  14. guesty says:

    she is absolutely gorgeous. & ‘kevin’???? well whatever.

  15. sakyiwaa says:

    wow,she’s like really beautiful. i think the general consensus for this one is that she’s a “cool cat”. I’m still waiting for the mind-blowing acting chops. and i also think something about the sound of her voice doesn’t like, suit the exotic gorgeousness of her face. or maybe it’s just me… since she does do voiceover work.
    Russell Brand must have some crazy hardworking pheromones for that aura that ropes in the female species cos i personally don’t find him hot in the least. he is fun and fearless though.

  16. alm says:

    Looking good Russell!

  17. Trace says:

    She is really beautiful, a little like Catherine Zeta-Jones on this cover. I like the fact that she’s also not stick thin.

  18. Arianna says:

    I love her, she’s gorgeous and totally chill.

    I just hope she is not sold too much that I become sick of her

  19. aenflex says:

    “Looks go; they fade. I don’t think looks matter”..sorry, you’d never hear an ugly girl say that! << ITA !!!

    It’s her inner photoshop coming out, I think. But I have always liked her low-key attitude.

  20. Roma says:

    Looks don’t really matter in a relationship, at least not long term. Yes it helps with the initial attraction but I started dating my best friend who I had no sexual interest in and now I find him the hottest thing ever.

    He’s kind and generous and smart… whereas my model exboyfriend was just, pretty.

    I’m loving Mila more and more. And she is looking more stunning than ever; it’s like she’s grown into her adult body.

  21. tapioca says:

    I like her, so I’ll give her a pass.

    Had a “Jessica” said it however…

  22. Stephanie says:

    I have a total girl crush on her after seeing Black Swan. She’s gorgeous and I hope she stays grounded and enjoys a long, successful career. Stunning woman. :)

  23. vic says:

    Gorgeous but looks don’t matter? In the entertainment industry? Funny and naive or just oblivious cause she’s gorgeous.

  24. Abby says:

    I’ve always thought she was gorgeous, and she’s so funny! Love her.

  25. becky says:

    i think its a lot harder for beautiful people when u get the age where your looks fade

  26. Cleo says:

    For both men and women, we should accept aging but refuse sun damage and avoirdupois and let the underlying bones speak for us and our inner cuteness!

  27. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    That quote about looks comes from what SHE looks for in a MAN….so obviously it’s not a quote on the obscene standards of beauty in Hollywood.

    She’s right…when you want a partner for life, you’re not going for the uber hot model person…you go for the one that fulfills all your needs (even if that means he has scars, or grey hair, or wrinkles, etc).

  28. Dizzybenny says:

    “Looks go, they fade. I don’t think looks matter” Yeah coming from someone that works in Hollywood the face lift capital of the world.Shut up Meg!

  29. Runs with Scissors says:

    yeah, misleading headline, she’s saying looks don’t matter TO HER in her choice of a guy.

    I think she knows she wouldn’t be sitting where she is if she was average looking.

  30. Robbie's Girl says:

    I like her.

    @Jeane-thank you, that made my day!

  31. StopKiddingYourself says:

    “Looks go, they fade. I don’t think looks matter”

    Why on EARTH is there hostility for Kunis on this site because she said that? She has always appeared to be nothing but laid back and completely not full of herself in any interview. In Hollywood, an actress’ shelf life expires when she starts to age and/or starts reaching for the knife and cats up her face. It happens to a degree with male actors too. In fact, beauty fades for EVERYONE. It’s almost a “duh” non sequiter.

    @kimi100, mln76, dizzybenny, mia135,

    Jealous MUCH?

  32. argirl says:

    That headline paired with her picture is pure irony…. Also, I like her more now that I know she had a handicap for a while and didn’t scream it from the rooftop for sympathy.

  33. Justaposter says:

    She really looks old school cosmo on this cover.

  34. mln76 says:

    @stop kidding yourself I don’t have any hostility for Kunis in fact as I said in my original post I LIKE HER. What I did say is that she takes being beautiful and being surrounded by beautiful people for granted, just like most idealistic, young people do.
    Alot of times we don’t realize what our looks, money, and charisma really mean until we start to loose them.
    Sort of like healthy people assume they will always be healthy until they get sick, It’s human nature.

  35. dj says:

    I love her and that she is so grounded. Stop with the hate people. She is stating her opinion re: looks. Clearly, she is a little deeper philosophically than some are giving her credit for. If she was 1/2 blind for years she possibly may value other things more than beauty. Go Mila!

  36. December says:

    She’s very beautiful, and one of the few young stars in Hollywood to not do plastic surgery.

  37. Jeri says:

    Happy to see her having such success.

    Who knew that of the 70′s show cast she would be the one to break out and be the most successful. (so far anyway)

    Enjoy it Mia, it’s well earned.

  38. Anon73 says:

    @Kaiser : totally agree !!

    Oh MY GOD. Is it just me, or did Mila’s goddess beauty just come out of nowhere? Like, she was always really pretty. She was always adorable. She was always striking. But over the past year – over the past few months, really – all of a sudden, Mila is one of the most stunningly beautiful women in the world.

  39. Crash2GO2 says:

    I took it that she was stating her opinion that to her, looks don’t matter – she is much more interested in what lies beneath. McCauley isn’t textbook handsome by any means, and Mila herself (so far) hasn’t gone overboard with the ‘plastic’. So she gets points from me for walking the talk.

  40. Katie says:

    I agree with Kimi100…it’s easy for a stunning girl to talk about looks not mattering! That being said, I have a major girl crush on Mila that developed when I first saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She does seem effortlessly sexy. I just like her.

    Oh, and right on about eye stuff and Clockwork Orange. Major phobia of mine. Have you ever seen Event Horizon? A guy pulls his own eyes out and I was TRAUMATIZED. I was 12 or 13 I think and I was convinced I would dream about the scene and end up pulling my own eyes out while I was asleep.

    Okay, overshare.

  41. Camille says:

    Love her, she looks stunning on the cover.

  42. Blaze says:

    All anyone has to do is read the entire article(or just her first quote really) to figure out that her “looks don’t matter” comment is in regard to her choice in a partner, not herself or her career

  43. beth says:

    What Mila looks for in a man: “Looks go; they fade. I don’t think looks matter…[I like men who] do gentlemanly things like open the door for me while writing me a song and taking control in the bedroom while showing off his muscles.”

    Well said, mila.

    but for me, looks do matter to a certain extent (i feel so bad for saying this but im being truthful) – he doesnt have to look like tom hardy, or even close – just decent enough so that if there’s chemistry, i have to LOVE looking at his face in the mornings.

    i dont even care if he’s fat, and if i fell on his tummy, ill hit the ceiling.

    but even by my own standards, im picky.

    i have a brother who’s 6ft tall and so swoon-worthy almost every girl who hasnt already walked into a lamp post, will almost trip over themselves when they find out he’s also really smart, funny and nice. but guess what, he goes for really average-looking girls with hot personalities… ok, ‘average’ is me being kind – one of them wore glasses so thick she almost looked cross-eyed and had buckteeth; another had skin that looked like she was three steps away from full blown jaundice – at first, i went (why!?!?!) – sorry, im superficial, k? :(

    i always think he could do better. but i can’t say i haven’t really liked every single one of them. they’re all marriage-worthy. so, no surprise, he got hitched to one of them.

    ‘one of them’. heh.

    people are different, and the hotter-looking you are, and the bigger your heart, at the same time, the more you understand how little it all actually matters.

    i guess for me, i need decent-looking enough, because im a designer. a very visually-oriented person. things just HAVE to look right for me, or ill be itching to rearrange something. my definition of decent is mostly ‘healthy-looking and symmetrical features’. that is all.

  44. beth says:

    the juxtaposition between mila and russell in the same blog made me burst out laughing. just look at her, and you go to this place in your mind where its so pleasurable to contemplate beauty in its perfection – and then suddenly you see russell, and russell’s crazy eyes and its like the floor broke under you and you fell three levels down to cuckooland

  45. Elle says:

    She is absolutely gorgeous.

  46. lucy2 says:

    Pretty clear to me she’s talking about what she looks for in a guy, not the importance of looks in general.
    I think she is really gorgeous, and she seems to have a great personality too. I hope her career continues to do well.

    I so don’t get the Russell Brand thing, I don’t find him attractive, funny, or interesting.

  47. Fishlips says:

    She’s so pretty.

  48. Matt says:

    ITA with Kimmi100, this comment doesn’t hold much gravitas from someone who is stunningly beatiful. Sorry.

  49. Isa says:

    Looks do matter a bit to myself. I don’t want to be grossed out.

    As for people treating you different if you’re pretty, it’s true. People are nicer. But you’ve also got to deal with crazy asshole staring at you or following you in parking lots.

    I love Mila. I was at the store today and I wanted to buy this magazine so badly but I really can’t afford it. So I was hoping you would cover it for me! Thanks Kaiser!

    I love everything about her cover, her makeup and hair and dress! I want it all! My husband thinks she’s hot too, which makes me slightly jealous of her. Lol. But I love her down to Earth attiude! She seems so much fun!

  50. jemshoes says:

    Kudos to all the posters who have called celebrities out for making insincere statements like, “looks don’t matter,” etc. It’s a blatant lie. I think looks DO matter, especially if you want an acting or modelling career – and especially if you’re a girl.

    I have nothing against THIS girl, though. :) She’s cute, she knows it, and she doesn’t want to sound as if she does know it!

  51. Hakura says:

    @Kaiser – I agree about both Mila & Russel.

    She’s been rocking that glamorous look lately, it really suits her. I had a chance to read parts of the article, & her story about coming to this country @7 is fascinating =)

    & Russel will be lucky if Katy hasn’t castrated him for putting that ‘just woke up’ pic on Twitter. I mean, sure. Pretty much NO ONE looks great when they first wake up… but whoa. I didn’t even recognize her.

    I WILL give Russell one thing…in a previous issue, they included an excerpt of his (moronically titled ‘My Booky Wook) book where he talks about how he met Katy.

    It was… surprisingly well written, & incredibly sweet. He’s still an idiot, but genuinely seems in love with Katy.

  52. Annabelle says:

    mln76 — i dont mean to offend but you obviously don’t think of yourself as attractive because you’d never hear an attractive person say what u just did… Ugly ppl think they are missing something but it is just an illusion. It’s not true that u get everything u want cos ur goodlooking or whatever the stereotype is. (Unless you are living in hollywood). Sometimes it sucks because ppl get so nervous around u. And then lots of ppl write you off as stupid or they have some weird bitterness toward “the hot girl” because of high school or somethin… I don’t think ppl are nicer. I suppose it depends where u live.

    That being said, very very few ppl are actually “ugly”. U just gotta have confidence and boom ur hot.

  53. Anti-icon says:

    She is so clever, too. I’ve never heard an actress do anything cute with the “who’s the best kisser” question. This is a cute response. She is a doll, in every way.

  54. The Bobster says:

    “A word about Mila on the cover – Oh MY GOD. Is it just me, or did Mila’s goddess beauty just come out of nowhere?”

    Get real. No woman actually looks as she appears on a magazine cover.

  55. Isa says:

    I shall amend my statement to “People are nicer, except for jealous bitches.”

    I’m not talking about any of the posters on this board.

  56. Hakura says:

    At least Mila acknowledged the truth about the way looks effect the way people react to you, especially in entertainment careers.

    I do believe she practices what she preaches..since as someone else mentioned, she was with a guy that isn’t considered ‘attractive’ physically by most.

    And I agree that confidence has a lot to do with how people perceive you… & people who think they’re attractive have more confidence, usually.

  57. JohmB says:

    Mila Kunis looks have faded ,She has eyes that are too big for her face droopy eyelids she has no booty her body looks like a boys she has boring dull hair bug eyes a big head