Mila Kunis: marrying boyfriend Macaulay Culkin isn’t important to me


Mila Kunis is the cover girl for the December/January issue of Blackbook Magazine. At 26 years old, Mila has found herself on the precipice of movie stardom after being one of the best parts of the ensemble of That 70s Show, and stealing scenes away from Jason Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Now she’s playing in the big leagues, working with Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Mila is promoting her supporting role in The Book of Eli, but all anyone wants to talk about is her angry, druggy sex with Natalie Portman in Black Swan, which is filming right now and won’t be out until next year. But Mila can’t or won’t talk about the movie, so what’s the point, really? I guess the pictures are the point. She does look pretty – but she kind of sounds like an a-hole in the interview (full Blackbook piece here):

On ballet training for Black Swan, her new Darren Aronofsky-directed ballet drama starring Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder: “I just skipped about 10 years of ballerina training and started as if I’m a professional. (laughs) Every day, I tore the ligaments in my calves and I would think, What am I doing to myself?”

On being secretive for Black Swan: “I just feel like such a douche because I can’t talk about it. It’s not even that big of a deal. It’s a f—ing movie. It’s not like I’m saving the world.”

On her rumored sex scene with Natalie Portman in Black Swan: “It’s two girls making out, and guys have a thing for that. And Nat is like every guy’s dream. She’s a nerd’s idea of heaven. The whole thing is silly, but I can see why people care.”

On being an actress: “I didn’t come to L.A. to become a famous actress. I lived in L.A. and I was an actress, and it was just like, Who am I? I loved what I did, but I didn’t like the judgment that came with it. It took me until I was 21 to realize that this is what I was going to do. I finally decided I’m not going to be embarrassed to write ‘actress’ on my medical forms.”

On the prospect of marrying her boyfriend Macaulay Culkin: “Not to say that I don’t believe in it, but it’s just not something that’s important to me. But I will have children. I’m too selfish to have them now, but when I do, I don’t feel like I need to be married. I need to have a person in my life who will care for me and my children—nothing else.”

[From Blackbook Magazine via Just Jared]

Here’s the thing – I think Mila is a really pretty little thing, and some of these photographs of her are gorgeous… but doesn’t she seem strange, and not in a good way? Granted, I only skimmed the full Blackbook interview, and she is self-effacing and nice, sometimes. But I think she’s gotten into that groove that a lot of young actors have where they think they’re always going to be getting work, and they’ll always have a steady paycheck, and so they get a bit of chip on their shoulder. I could be off-base, completely. Mila could totally be a nice girl, and I’m just reading the interview the wrong way. But she seems full of herself.

Blackbook Magazine cover and additional images courtesy of Just Jared.

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  1. Disagree says:

    Hmmm, I don’t see a problem with this interview. She doesn’t seem like a douche to me at all.
    Her responses to the make out scene and the marriage/kids thing make a lot of sense to me.

  2. marie says:

    She comes off as grounded and casual to me.

  3. Raven says:

    I think she sounds fine–pretty much age appropriate and grappling with certain things. She seems honest and responsive to the interviewer, which may change as she gets TMZed on some offhand comment on a bad day. I’m not wild about the children-out-of-wedlock thing but that’s just me. I’m old enough to see the bigger picture.

  4. Bill Hicks is God says:

    If I looked like Mila Kunis I’d be full of myself too.

  5. anneesezz says:

    I think she seems really down to earth. Maybe its because she grew up on That 70s Show with a bunch of kids a lot older than her and she is probably very mature for her age. I’d rather read candid responses than the usual b.s. you get from actors about their “craft” blah blah blah when they are barely old enough to drink. She seems pretty cool.

  6. offbase says:

    You are reading WAY too much into it….Mila Kunis has also said in other articles…such as Women’s Health magazine last September that she recognizes how fleeting all this is and her career could be over tomorrow.

    Mila is the most down to earth, grounded actress I have ever seen…she is not caught up in the Hollywood scene at all. And the reality is with all the royalties she makes off of Family Guy and 70s she never has to work another day in her life.

  7. Kaiser says:

    Yeah, I fully admit I might be wrong about her. I think the whole “I was embarrassed to admit I was an actress” thing was what struck me as odd. Like, if it’s so embarrassing being an actress, stop whining and do something else. Maybe she just said it the wrong way, though.

  8. Lenore says:

    I don’t see the douchery at all; sorry. Sounds like a grounded, level-headed woman to me.

  9. crash2GO2 says:

    She’s pretty amazing. Talented and incredibly smart. Learned English by watching TV and talks without a hint of an accent. I think she’s gorgeous, but until Twinkletoes weighs in I can’t be absolutely certain. 😉

  10. juiceinla says:

    I share the general consensus that she seems normal, grounded, cool, whatever.

    Its true she doesnt come off as promoting her career in an “I love how the machine works and am super grateful my ship is finally coming in so I am gonna promote the hell out of myself” kinda way.

    I am willing to bet that she has been a round the Hollywood machine long enough to have seen it all. It sounds like her perspective is honest, from an “I have taken my lumps, I know what you want but I don’t really care” insider’s point of view.

    Of course she doesn’t care about marriage- she’s 26! I like her even more after reading this!

  11. buckley says:

    I see no douchery here at all, in fact she seems normal and grounded..oh yeah and she’s gorgeous.

  12. Dorothy says:

    She was PUNK’D and she was so nice the whole time at no point was she bitchy. Even during the punk. I like her!

  13. Undun Some says:

    I think shes a straight shooter and she tells it like she sees it. Shes a very lucky gal with everything it takes, looks talent and brains, to be the next best thing in movies.I think shes a Goddess.I would give anything just to know this woman.

  14. Emily says:

    She came off as nice to me, and reasonable intelligent, too, which is always a plus. God, hot, smart and nice. Bitch.

  15. Mairead says:

    Although I think she’s a committed actress, I think she does realise the sillyness of the profession and the borderline hysteria surrounding films and stars. Maybe it’s because she grew up working (for the 70s Show, didn’t she lie and say she was 18 when she was really 14?) and she has worked steadily in it or on Family Guy for 12 years, which could be attributed for that feeling of ennui about the process you’re detecting Kaiser?

    I do think she’s a pretty little thing and came across as level-headed and generally likeable in that interview, I thought.

  16. danielle says:

    Yeah, seemed fine to me. Have loved her in everything I’ve seen her in. 1. With royalties from Family Guy and 70s show, she doesn’t need the machine, she can retire. 2. She’s dating McCauley freakin’ Culkin, she MUST know fame is fleeting. 3. About the embarrassment of being an actress…I can see where people might assume actresses are bimbos or shallow, and for an intellegent young woman that’d be tough.

  17. Lisa says:

    She looks like she’s trying to hard to imitate her idol Angelina Jolie in this photo spread..

  18. Corina says:

    I absolutely love That ’70s Show and everyone/everything related to it. Mila has always come across as grounded and an absolute sweetheart, but I did just see a pic of her parked in a handicapped parking space. I’m not on board with that, mainly because I can’t think of any acceptable excuse for doing that. It just seems like a “do you know who I am?” kinda move. But maybe she was desperate for some medication and needed to get in the store asap before her heart stopped or something, idk!

  19. drawnon says:

    she is definitely an approachable type, who i would love to spend some time with. i love her size and wish more women could realize they dont have to be 5’8″ and above to be gorgeous. even you little ones knock us dead. especially you mila.

  20. Eileen Yover says:

    I think she is gorgeous! She seems nice and has a good head on her shoulders. I watched Boot Camp the other night and she was good in it.

  21. jzhz says:

    I like her! She seems very comfortable with herself, and doesn’t seem to be too wrapped up in the opinions of others, which is really healthy.

  22. dollface says:

    But I think she’s gotten into that groove that a lot of young actors have where they think they’re always going to be getting work, and they’ll always have a steady paycheck, and so they get a bit of chip on their shoulder.

    Well, she WILL have a steady paycheck for a LONG time. That 70’s Show will be in syndication forever because it was such a big hit. A sitcom in syndication is basically every working actor’s dream. Easy filming and a paycheck for YEARS.

  23. ajt says:

    Royalties from Family Guy? danielle and dollface, she doesn’t get royalties from Family Guy. Nor does she get royalties from The 70s Show. What are you talking about? She was as much an executive producer as you were.

    Gotta love the newer fake hooters, though. What’s an actress without fake hooters? The answer? Unemployed.

  24. Ana says:

    She doesn’t look like she has fake boobies.
    I was surprised to learn that English was her second language because she doesn’t have an accent! How impressive!

    “I didn’t come to L.A. to become a famous actress. I lived in L.A. and I was an actress, and it was just like, Who am I? I loved what I did, but I didn’t like the judgment that came with it. It took me until I was 21 to realize that this is what I was going to do. I finally decided I’m not going to be embarrassed to write ‘actress’ on my medical forms.”

    I think I actually understand it.
    In LA there are so many aspiring actresses that I am sure people read something like that and roll their eyes. So yea, I would be embarrassed to write something like that too until I became successful. Heck, I won’t even tell anyone what I plan on going to college for because I am afraid people won’t believe in me. She’s very successful now doesn’t have a reason to be embarrassed. Anyone else read it like that?

    She is beautiful…that is all.

  25. Disagree says:

    @ajt, what are you talking about? Do you believe that only EPs get royalty cheques?

  26. Firestarter says:

    When a show goes into syndication, the actors most certainly do get residual checks. That is why so many people who do series tv pray that they go into syndication one day.

    As for Mila, I like her. I think she is pretty and I thought the interview was a good one. She seems very normal.

  27. nina says:

    She sounds nice and intelligent. And I noticed that of the people of my generation they only ones who are hung up on getting married are those from (socially) conservative backgrounds or those coming from broken households and trying to overcompensate.

  28. offbase says:

    She doesn’t have fake hooters either. She used cosmetic tricks for Extract, but she hasn’t had breast surgery.

  29. offbase says:

    All actors today are paid royalties for their TV shows, not only for the syndication rights when their shows, such as “That 70s Show” are run on cable or where ever….in addition to that they are paid for DVD sales as well….considering That 70s Show and Family Guy not only run constantly in syndication and do great in DVD sales I assure you Mila is raking it in.

    She doesn’t get paid like Seth McFarlane for Family Guy but I am sure she still does very well.

    Years ago actors didn’t get paid much for syndication…but that was YEARS ago, part of the negotiation process the actors went through where they almost went on strike a few months back was tied to making sure they get a cut for everything they do, including what is shown on the internet.

  30. jaundicemachine says:

    I didn’t know she was in “cahoots” with Macaulay! *squee*

    Love, love, LOVE Mila Kunis. We’re BFFs in my fantasy life. (We also grew up together in Wisconsin, in my fantasy life. . . she was kind of a bitch in high school, though.)

  31. journey says:

    i took her comment about being embarassed to admit she was an actress as self-depreciating humor. as in she didn’t see herself as some full-of-herself starlet, preening and flipping her blonde hair, but as just a regular girl who just sort of fell into the job because it was a local industry.

  32. Carena says:

    “She’s dating McCauley freakin’ Culkin, she MUST know fame is fleeting.”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself, Danielle.

  33. Claire says:

    She seems nice and honest. I think it rubs you the wrong way when someone chooses not to be married.
    Its awful the way you write that Prince William is dissing his girlfriend by not marrying her.
    Its just a piece of pointless paper and one used by homophobes for political reasons.

  34. Zoe says:

    I don’t get that vibe at all, she seems very down to earth and not fame-obsessed. Good for her.

  35. Sumodo says:

    If you read the current issue of “Interview” magazine, Winona Ryder relives her experience shooting her huge movie (for some of us) “Heathers.” Moral of the story here: Mila, don’t be clueless and lose your fan base somehow (marrying Home Alone, being douchey in interviews, shoplifting) or else, you’ll wax poetic in “Interview” someday about “That 70s Show.” And not much else.

  36. Ophelia says:

    I think she seems really cool too. She’s also kind of naturally funny. It’s awesome that she can do a serious movie like Black Swan and still do episodes of Robot Chicken as well as Family Guy.

  37. Rosalee says:

    Technically she didn’t lie about her age when she was hired by the producers for the 70’s Show, she said she was going to be 18..she failed to let them know when she was hired that it was four years down the road..

  38. Ursula says:

    I read the interview, and read all the comments here and even had some giggles, but I am still wondering, why is she dating Culkin?

  39. Roma says:

    I love that she’s dating Culkin! He had some agoraphobic issues due to paps constantly being in his bushes when he was younger and leaves a very quiet life. Yes, he’s had some drug issues, but I like that you’d never see them hitting the LA club scene. It’s like they’re both just trying to be normal not all look-at-me.

  40. Firestarter says:

    Umm, I guess the obvious reason she is dating Culkin is because she loves him.

  41. AC says:

    she sounds fine to me.

  42. omondieu says:

    I really love Mila. Girl just seems so mellow and normal. She also gets bonus points for being a fellow Ukrainian. Rock on Uky sisterhood. 🙂

  43. stinabelle says:

    I like Mila. She seems like a nice, normal girl. I kept reading Black Swan as Bella Swan though, and that annoyed me.

  44. WTF?!? says:

    Actors get residuals, not royalties.

  45. offbase says:

    Residuals is probably the proper term…..but the point is actors get paid for the syndication rights and DVD sales. There newly negotiated contracts done by the Screen Actors guild also includes income for things shown on the internet, such as The money doesn’t stop when the series or show quits being produced.

  46. Lee says:

    Ana, why are you impressed? I’m bilingual like Mila and in English is my second language and I am at a point where I am offended that people are surprised I don’t have an “accent.”

    According to education experts and linguists children adopt the accent of peers. So she had the benefits of her first language and getting that accent right because her parents spoke that language but developed an American accent for her english because of TV and friends, etc.

    It’s the gift of being young and bilingual…it’s not like it is for someone who is 18 or 30.

    So please don’t be “surprised” or “impressed.” It’s natural for us bilingual people regardless of our ethnicity or the background.

  47. GatsbyGal says:

    She always seemed like kind of a haughty douche to me. Sometimes her acting on That 70’s Show was just a bit to real, you know what I mean?

  48. offbase says:

    Just to follow up opn this original topic… is a segment of an interview Mila Kunis gave today as she begins her press junket for Book of Eli.

    Does this sound like somebody full of herself?

    Q: How surprised are you that your career has taken off the way it has?

    Mila: I’m shocked. I am. I think I got very lucky. I do. All of L.A. and all of New York is filled with brilliant actors that never get a chance, and it’s just luck. There’s people that are so great, that you’ll never hear of, because they just didn’t get lucky. As talented as one can be, there’s other parts that need to be put in place.

  49. Lee says:

    You’re absolutely right ‘offbase’. Great article you used. I met Mila with her boyfriend last year in New York. I don’t think you could meet a nicer person if you tried! not even just by hollywood actress standards but in general! she was sweet as can be and really funny & intelligent. I talked to them for like 3 hours and it was a great conversation. They were really friendly people. She’s not full of herself or mean at all like her Jackie character on That ’70s Show.

  50. he better not marrie that hoe

  51. i dont want him to marrie her at all becaz “i love him !”

  52. The Bobster says:

    @Rosalee #37:

    A big fan of Bill Clinton, are we?

  53. jasmine says:

    i love macaulay culkin!!!!!!!!

  54. troy says:

    mila is awesome! and i am not a big fan of culkin.and what did u talk for three hours about, where was you?