We’ve all heard the horror stories. A woman becomes pregnant and suddenly her thoughts are no longer her own. She becomes easily agitated and emotional. Can you blame her? She’s growing a person inside of her!
Mila Kunis is one such woman growing a human being inside of her tummy. Her belly is growing everyday, and with it come the hormones. In fact, her lively hormones made an appearance in a recent interview with the New Jersey Star Ledger. Tensions were high from the moment the interviewer, Stephen Witty, said hello.
He began his interview with a simple and very typical “How are you feeling?” Assuming Witty was referring to her state – being pregnant – Mila replied,
“I don’t talk about that for publication.”
Great start so far, Witty.
Witty trucks on and asks about her role in “Third Person.” He asks if this role signals a career shift for her; is she looking harder for indie roles rather than the typical Hollywood movie. Mila answers,
“Not really, because in the middle of all that I still did `Oz (the Great and Powerful)’ and I still did `Jupiter Ascending,’ so that sort of destroys your assumption.”
Okayyyy, next question. Witty attempts to refocus the interview and talk about Mila’s successes. He asks her about her immigration to the States from the U.S.S.R. and the challenges that followed that move. She replied,
“I’ve talked about me moving to America in a hundred interviews. It’s the most mundane subject possible, it’s like everyone’s immigrant story. It was much harder for my 13-year-old brother, it was much harder for my parents.”
Witty then begins to ask her whether she has family left in Urkraine, but Mila interrupts.
“No, I know what your next question is so let’s just skip it. You’re going to ask me what I think about what’s going on now in Ukraine. Just because I lived there until I was seven doesn’t mean I identify with Ukraine.”
She continues to say,
“It just seems weird to do an interview about ‘Third Person’ and then it becomes about Ukraine, and that’s the headline. I do interviews and they seem like they’re supposed to be one thing, and the writer has an idea, and then they become something else.”
Again, Witty tries to change the subject. He compliments her on her recent, dramatic role choices and suggests that she is looking for new challenges. She doesn’t seem to like this, either. She says,
“I hate when people ask me this question. People have this misconception that comedy’s easy… I’m always looking for challenges and I find a lot of things to be challenging. It can be the director, the producer, a lot of things. I just want to work with people more talented than I am that I can learn from.”
Get out while you still can, Witty!
Suffice to say, the interview just gets worse from there. However, when Witty concluded the interview, he apologized because he felt he upset her. She replied,
“No, no, it was a good interview!”
Odd… It’s clear that the expecting mother was in no mood to be interviewed. Maybe we have to wait until the baby is born for her next interview circuit.
Full interview here on nj.com.
Vanessa Rao | CW44 Tampa Bay