It’s funny that we were just talking about Mila this past weekend and the potential that she’s dating Ashton Kutcher (well, no, I guess it’s not all that funny or uncommon or anything, because we *are* a celebrity gossip site on which we *do* gossip about celebrities) because look oh look—there’s another Mila Kunis interview in which she defends her “hanging out” with Ashton Kutcher and claims that she’s definitely, definitely not doing anything that’s not on the up-and-up with him. Ha. Up-and-up. HA.
Here’s Mila‘s latest interview with Elle, where it’s pretty much more of the same—“I’m not sexy,” “I’m not dating Ashton Kutcher,” “I’m socially awkward,” and of course, the obligatory, “I don’t even try.” Check it out!
On what she does to get ready for public:
“How much effort do I make? Well, I had a shower… before I came here! I apologise that I didn’t bother to wash my hair. I am really, honestly, not good at sexy.”
On forgetting who she really is:
“There’s a part of me that wants to be like everybody else and just adopt a persona that I think people would like. But I am who I am. I’m too lazy to try to be something that I’m not and that’s the truth. Otherwise, I would be perfect and sweet and ladylike and all the things that I want people to perceive me as. You lose all sense of yourself in that process, though. All these actresses constantly playing the part of themselves; they end up forgetting who they really are. I didn’t realise how many people go on talk shows and act a certain way, then you meet them and you’re like ‘What?’ As though it’s two different people, day and night. Aren’t you exhausted doing that for a living?”
On being famous:
“I want someone to tell my why I should play the game. I would get where I want to be easier and faster, but I think I would lose all respect for myself and I would lose all sense of reality. What’s the point of doing that? To try and play the game makes no sense to me because I don’t even understand what the hell the game is. Why bother? Because, at the end of the day, what is it that I’m fighting for? Fame, money, recognition… these are all things that make me sick.”
On celebrity—in case that last quote wasn’t clear enough for y’all:
“I don’t need this attention to be happy. It’s actually a whole industry of rejection. People want the shiny stuff that comes with the job, but it can be rough. That’s the truth; I’m just the first to say it. It’s important that what I do and who I am are not the same thing.”
On why she never talked about Macaulay Culkin:
“Being settled so young really helped. You know, I wouldn’t take anything back in my life, not one thing. I think it all shaped me to be who I am today. There are things people know about, and there are things that the press doesn’t know about, and everything that did occur 100 percent shaped who I am. My ex-boyfriend, my family, my friends, everybody… The reason I’m able to have relationships is because I don’t talk about it.”
On Ashton Ktcher:
“We hang out. We’ve known each other for 15 years. We have mutual friends. We’re comfortable with one another. That’s it, there’s no crazy love story, nothing more. I am very private and I’ve never commented on my personal life… I really am single. I don’t go out because when I do, everybody sees me. It’s not like I’m having illicit rendezvous because there’s no such thing as secret in my life. And by the way, Justin Timberlake is one of my best friends, to this day, okay? Friends, nothing else!”