Mila Kunis has the honor of being Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive for 2012. To celebrate the award, she posed for a steamy shoot featured in their upcoming November issue, on newsstands Oct. 16 — check out a behind-the-scenes video of Mila working with the magazine. Mila's currently in NYC working on her latest project, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, with Robin Williams. She spoke about her career, as well as humor and her love of politics, in an accompanying interview. Here are highlights from Mila in Esquire:
- On being funny: "I think I stumbled upon doing funny things, but I'm not funny. I just know how to deliver a joke. There are people who naturally exude humor and are constantly saying funny things, and there are the people who know how to deliver a joke. It's a learned skill. Through 20 years of doing this, I practice it. I think that the second you think that you're funny is when you stop being funny."
- On loving politics: "I find it all to be incredibly entertaining. I went to the White House Correspondents' Dinner with Wolf Blitzer. It's weird: you get invited by people you don't know — and I never wanna go again, because I had the most incredible experience. Ever. I watch CNN or MSNBC all day long, every day. So I meet with Wolf, and I was like, 'Oh, my God. There's Wolf Blitzer.' Like two drinks in, I just start talking. 'So, about Ahmadinejad's nephew . . .' Wolf was surprised I followed politics."
- On knowing herself well: "What I do and who I am are two different things. And they always will be. What happens with people is they lose sight of who they are, and they become either who they want to be or who they are perceived to be. . . . I think that I've consciously separated my two lives. I love what I do. I couldn't imagine doing anything else. But when I'm done with work, I'm done with work. I think that if I bought into the hype, I would lose all sight of who I am, and so much of who I am is what my parents went through and instilled in me. And I never want to lose that. Ever. Because I would be so disappointed if I didn't make them proud."
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