Mila Kunis on Trump: ‘It saddens me how much fear we’ve instilled in ourselves’


Mila Kunis covers the new issue of Glamour Magazine to promote her new comedy, Bad Moms. The movie doesn’t really look like my jam, but I’m glad she’s working and taking on riskier material. I also like that she’s not selling us her particular version of Mommy Inc. You know? Some celebrity ladies get pregnant and have their first baby and they turn it all into their brand, their industry, their job. Mila’s not doing that, thank God. She comes across really well here, actually – you can read the full Glamour piece here. Some highlights:

Choosing between career & motherhood/marriage: “I got—knock on wood—very lucky. But I did choose. I took a chunk of time off. If it were up to [Ashton], we would have had kids much sooner. But I had contracts for films I had to do. I was like, “Let me finish this last thing, Jupiter Ascending, and we’re a go. I’m going to take a solid break from acting.” And let me tell you, when I would get a call with an offer, I wouldn’t even flinch. I was like, “No, I’m pregnant.” “No, I have a baby.” I wasn’t ready to go back. I was so happy saying no that I knew it was the right decision.

Being an Ukrainian refugee, her thoughts on Donald Trump: “The whole Syrian-refugee thing—we came here on a religious-refugee visa, and I’m not going to blow this country up. I’m clearly paying taxes. I’m not taking anything away. So the fact that people look at what’s happening and are like, “Pfft, they’re going to blow sh-t up”? It saddens me how much fear we’ve instilled in ourselves. And going from there to the whole, “Hey, let’s build a wall between Los Angeles and Mexico”.… I don’t even have to answer that one. There’s no point. It’s a really great sound bite. And it got him far. Nobody should be mad at him; we did it to ourselves.

Her new movie, ‘Bad Moms’, was written by men: “The movie was written by the same writers as The Hangover, as an homage to their wives. And as heightened as the dialogue is—everybody speaks fast—those scenes aren’t heightened. They’re 100 percent from somebody’s experience… [The writers got it right about women’s] desire to be perfect. Women innately have this weird thing where they try to have a perfect persona—to look perfect, be perfect, act perfect, have their kids look a certain way. Women put so much pressure on themselves.”

Doing a makeup-free photo for the shoot: “[It felt] fine! I don’t wear makeup. I don’t wash my hair every day. It’s not something that I associate with myself. I commend women who wake up 30, 40 minutes early to put on eyeliner. I think it’s beautiful. I’m just not that person.”

Hard truths about motherhood: “Children are f–king crazy. They’re also suicidal. Like, at the park, certain jungle gyms have an opening for older kids to jump out of. She’s 19 months; she can’t jump. She just walks off it as if she’s on a pirate ship. Another important thing to learn is that kids have a personality that has nothing to do with you. I have a really sweet daughter. She wants to hug all the other kids. I didn’t teach her to be sweet. It has nothing to do with me. I’ve realized you can control only so much.

Her relationship with Ashton Kutcher: “We can’t bullsh-t each other. I literally can’t lie to him. He can call me out on everything, and I can do the same, because there’s nothing about the other person’s face that we don’t know. We know when they’re acting, thus we know when they’re lying. Sometimes he’ll look at me, be like, “Really?” And I’m like, “F–k.” There’s nothing we don’t know about each other because we’ve known each other for so long: the ugly, the bad, the good. We went through a period where I thought he was crazy. At the height of his career, I was like, “Ugh, I don’t like you. I don’t even know you anymore. You think you’re such hot sh-t.”

She never wanted to get married: “Commitment sounded great, but I didn’t believe in marriage. I grew up in West Hollywood, and my brother has reminded me that when I was like 12, I said, ‘When gay people can get married, then I’ll get married.’ I was ahead of my time. The Supreme Court decision [on same-sex marriage came down], and that’s when Ashton and I got married.”

What she & Ashton compromise on: “I love The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He thinks that show’s killing brains. And he lives and breathes football. When we started dating, I downloaded the ESPN app to know if his team won or lost so I would know whether to call. If the Bears lose, your whole Sunday’s gone to sh-t. So it saved our relationship.”

[From Glamour]

Ha, I don’t wear makeup either! When I say that, I feel like I’m getting a lot of side-eyes but it’s true. I also think when you have a particular kind of coloring (dark hair, olive skin), it’s much easier to go natural. Or semi-natural, because if you have dark hair, you might have facial hair issues. As for the rest of it… she talks a lot about how she and Ashton are best friends and she says really nice things about Ashton being a supportive partner and a hands-on dad, which I enjoyed. I mean, I think Ashton is an asshat, but I do hope that fatherhood changed him for the better, and that Mila brings out his good side.



Photos courtesy of Glamour.

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  1. pretty says:

    i watched the trailer for her new movie and it was sooo bad and cheesy. and it feels sudden that she’s now playing a mom character… and her movies bombing after bomvbing .. i guess she is now resorting to … those.

    • Amide says:

      Mila’s been out of commission for a while though.
      She seemed to take time off and is only getting back in the saddle.
      Emma Stone had an array of flops last year, but no one makes a big deal of it.

    • Kitten says:

      I don’t even have to see the trailer: Another movie about women written by dudes. PASS.

    • perplexed says:

      She sounds like a nice enough person, but I’ve never thought she was super-talented. She’s right — she’s lucky (at least she can see that).

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    Holy Jesus, she is breathtakingly beautiful. The picture where she’s wearing the pink shirt, stunning.
    I like her. I forgot she was a refugee, so it’s interesting to hear her opinion about Trump. I do think that Syrian refugees would be treated differently were they not Muslim.

    • Kitten says:

      I’ve always loved her since That Seventies Show. She is super-gorgeous and she seems self-aware and thoughtful.

    • mandy says:

      She is stunning – and more beautiful without makeup . Not surprising she doesn’t wear any- she doesn’t need it.

  3. Pri says:

    I wish I could pull off no makeup. Honestly, my ideal makeup look is her look without makeup, lol.

    • Ji-Yun says:

      I love her, but don’t think that’s her with no makeup. There are actual no makeup pics online of her and she doesn’t look like this. At all.

      The magazine did her a disservice by presenting her as “no makeup” because now those quite unflattering candids will be dug up and she’ll be labeled clueless/delusional; and they also did their readers a disservice by making them feel bad that they don’t look like the smoothed out, tone corrected, softly lit ‘no makeup’ Mila without makeup.

      • Mae says:

        The pics you’re talking about aren’t really no makeup pics though. They’re no makeup + she’s clearly exhausted + taken when her metabolism was messed up after Black Swan weight loss and she regained the weight in her face and abdomen . . so the comparison isn’t really fair. You can see candids of her now that her face doesn’t have the post-Black Swan bloat, and she is gorgeous without makeup. It’s like those slideshows of celebrities with and without makeup, but the no makeup pics have bad lighting and show celebrities in the middle of a sneeze: not a fair comparison. The fact that magazines do lighting adjustment and airbrushing is also pretty well known now, so I don’t think that’s much of a surprise, and not different than any other celebrity.

  4. original kay says:

    Love the quote about Trump.
    She’s right, it’s the fault of the idiots who believe in him, not just in the US but world wide.
    He’s just being who he is 🙁

    • Esmom says:

      Agree, I like what she said. Although I am holding out hope that the collective “we” who enabled the rise of Trump will not prevail.

      I have never had strong feelings about her but I really liked everything I read here. And I’m one of the few who never really hated Kutcher. Including her, apparently! 🙂

      • Locke Lamora says:

        I also never hated Kutcher. He did seem a bit frat boyish, but kinda nice? But I never really followed him anyway.

  5. Myrna says:

    She is gorgeous!
    And I have always liked her.

    I used to be able to pull off the no makeup look, but need a little as I age.

    Some of these pretty celebrities look better without – like Jessica Simpson.
    Mile can pull off both – stunning either way!

  6. JudyK says:

    Agree that she’s breathtakingly beautiful, and I think she and Ashton make a perfect couple. I’ve seen Ashton a couple of times on Shark Tank, and he’s smart. I like him now (for the first time) that he’s married to Mila.

  7. Amide says:

    Such a beautiful woman.
    And her daughter is the cutest/ loveliest looking thing ever.
    Wyatt’s dark hair and blue eyed combo gives me Elizabeth Taylor vibes.
    Blake Lively’s daughter’s eyes are as blue, only she has blonde hair.
    I’ll say she’s having a boy this time (forget this post if I’m wrong!)

  8. MissMerry says:

    no-makeup pics of celebrities don’t impress me.
    they’re already good looking, her skin is clear, her brows are waxed, her lips are already full…need I go on?

    she is beautiful, no doubt, but people don’t get pats on the back from me for going anywhere without makeup (also, here’s a no-makeup pictures NOT in a studio with no professional lighting or posing and she still looks great, but not ‘as great’, so again, no pats on the back for being human, hun):

    • Locke Lamora says:

      I think it is brave to go without makeup. For some women at least. Some of us don’t feel comfortable without it. Great for women who do, but just beacuse something is easy for you, doesn’t mean it’s easy for everybody.
      I do agree that the above picture is probablx photoshopped to the max, so how brave that is is debatable.

  9. meme says:

    it takes quite a bit of makeup to achieve the “no makeup” look. personally, I’m tired of these beautiful women posting their LOOK MA NO MAKEUP faces because most of them are wearing some sort of makeup, the lighting is extraordinarily excellent and they are photoshopped. am I supposed to believe NONE of these women have pores?

  10. Lucy says:

    I think this might be one of the very few and very rare cases in which a person actually “changed” their partner for the better. Ashton is not my favorite person or anything, but he does seem to be a better guy now that he’s with her.

    • lucy2 says:

      I really didn’t get their relationship, I find her very likable, and him…not so much, but they seem to be working together and happy. I do think it’s funny at one point she was kind of like “ugh, him” too.

  11. Sam says:

    I have a friend who used to do makeup in California, and she would always talk about who was genuinely good looking without makeup and who was really faking it. Fascinating stuff. She always said that people raved about how good looking Mila was, and I believe her. Although she personally said that the most attractive person she ever met, sans makeup, was Evan Rachel Wood. Which I would never have guessed.

    • lucy2 says:

      I can believe that, I think Evan is really beautiful.

    • err says:

      who was faking it?

    • Hotpockets says:

      I want to know who was faking it! I knew someone who met Charlize Theron and said they didn’t know who she was at first because she looks different in person when she is not made up. That she’s cute in person, but not the bombshell stunner everyone is use to. Total night and day.

      • Sam says:

        She said it’s not so much that they’re totally different looking – or even that they’re ugly. The biggest thing is how some of them look MUCH older without makeup. And it’s not shocking – a ton of them smoke and have generally unhealthy lives, and living in LA doesn’t help. She did say that people would gossip about how awesome Helen Mirren looks for her age. Which I believe. But she did say that a lot of the actresses who are mid to late 50s in reality look like they’re in their 60s. You can sometimes tell if you see them out with made up faces but not with made up necks – if the neck looks older, you can bet the face is, too.

  12. Algernon says:

    Mila without Makeup is still wearing makeup. You can see neutral/pink eyeshadow, and I suspect brow/eyeliner, too. And she’s obviously airbrushed, which is the most disingenuous thing. If magazines are going to do “no makeup” covers, then they need to lay off the photoshop, too. Photoshop is just digital makeup.

  13. Bishg says:

    This is not a make-up free picture.
    She still looks beautiful, though.

  14. KHLBHL says:

    A small quibble if you will. Real Housewives is one thing. But…um…football is *literally* killing brains, Ashton. Killing youngsters’ brains, no? So why be condescending to your wife about such things?

    • Kitten says:

      That’s a great point.

      And I’m a football fan who HATES the Real Housewives crap but damn if you aren’t right.

  15. KiddVicious says:

    It’s easier to go without makeup if you have good brows and thick lashes, which I don’t have. My no-makeup look still consists of brow gel and mascara. My skin is good and I have full lips so I can get away with no foundation or lipstick, but without brow gel and mascara I look blank, like my face completely disappears.

    I’m glad to see Mila all grown up and normal. And I’ve always liked Ashton, I know he can be a douchebag, but for some reason I’ve still liked him.

  16. Really says:

    If she was planning that baby and taking time off work to fulfill contracts, why did she sign a contract with Jim Beam right before getting preggo?

  17. Hotpockets says:

    I think Mila is a beautiful woman and I usually enjoy her interviews, but to be honest, she is somehow an actress who never gets called out on how bad her acting is. I never realized how bad she was until I watched Oz, it was cringe worthy, and so was Jupiter Ascending. I know the scripts were not strong in either of those movies, but she really stood out on her lack of range.

  18. kri says:

    Those photos are stunning. Her grandma and her gaggle of cackling coven sisters came from Ukraine, and they look so much like Mila in their youth. They were pure evil, in a fabulous, way. My one great aunt caught my (future) grandfather squiring some “tramp” (her words) around while also dating my Grandma, so she went down and signed him up for WW2. He married my gram after he got back. True story. Watch out for the Ukrainian woman. 🙂

  19. Marianne says:

    I occasionally wear makeup. Sometimes its really fun. Other times, I dont feel like it. *Shrugs*.

    Also, she may not be wearing make-up but the cover is still photoshopped to high heaven, so……

  20. Redgrl says:

    I remember reading a story about her few years back – she was in line somewhere & someone said merry Christmas & her response was ‘f-ck off we don’t believe in that sh-t”. Haven’t had any respect for her since then.

  21. Kell says:

    @Mae hahahah! “In the middle of a sneeze” OMG soo funny!!