This denim jumpsuit, OMG. How ‘80s. Mila Kunis and this fug jumpsuit cover the August issue of Cosmopolitan, likely to promote The Spy Who Dumped Me, which comes out August 3rd. I keep seeing the ads for that movie and I think it looks… okay. Mila and Kate McKinnon are clearly the “stars” and Justin Theroux (as “the spy”) just sort of looks like a filler. Anyway, Mila chats with Cosmo about social media, tabloid rumors and her longterm professional goals. There’s not a lot about her personal life, which I kind of like – I don’t need to be reminded of the fact that she’s with Ashton Kutcher and they have two kids together. Some highlights:
On social media—and why she doesn’t participate: “I was so late to that train. I remember at some point my roommate was like, “You know, there’s a thing called Facebook,” and I was like, “What is this Facebook? Who’s gonna poke each other? That’s just weird.” And then Ashton and I reconnected and started talking. He used to be incredibly forward-thinking with social media, when the intent was to connect to people. But it took an ugly turn and became all about who can be the loudest, who can be the angriest and the most negative. Then it’s just not a fun game to play.”
On rumors about herself that run in the tabloids: “I don’t read anything about myself. I genuinely don’t know what’s written about me…other than I know that I’m pregnant about once a year and my husband and I are getting a divorce once a year. I know this because I go down the grocery store aisle, and I see it on the cover of magazines and I’m like, Oh boy, okay!… The only thing that’s upsetting is my parents and my grandparents sometimes get confused… At one point when I was pregnant, [the tabloids] said that I had an emergency and was rushed to the hospital, and my face was on the cover. The amount of stress that caused my family, nobody will understand. Although my dad is always very hopeful that the pregnancies are true. He’s always like, “Is there really another?””
On her ultimate dream as a producer and an actor: “I just sat down three days ago to write out my dream in five years. And I realized very quickly that I didn’t dream big enough. And so I’ve been thinking about it for the past few days, like, What is my grand f**king dream for myself? I just want to be happy. I know that sounds incredibly lame, but I never want to stop learning or being challenged, and I never want to stop challenging my partner. I think that those things will always lead to some form of success.”
I believe that Mila Kunis actually does her own grocery shopping and that she sees the covers of tabloids. What I don’t believe is that she’s recently seen a tabloid cover with her face on it, because – and I could be wrong? – Mila and Ashton aren’t really “tabloid cover” worthy at this point. They’ve been settled down for several years now and while there is gossip about them, usually it’s just dumb sh-t that is really obviously false. That being said, I looked it up to see if I could find the tabloid cover story she referenced here, about her being rushed to the hospital – it was from OK! Magazine in 2014, during her first pregnancy. That must have sucked for her and her family, and that kind of speculation is especially gross about pregnant women.
As for her hatred of social media… eh. I’m not on Facebook or Instagram (but I’m on Twitter!), but from what I’ve seen, social media is what you make of it. Some people want to sit around and scream at everybody else. Other people are just funny or cool or narcissistic on social media.
Photos courtesy of Kai Z Feng for Cosmopolitan, sent via promotional email.