Mila Kunis covers the August issue of Interview, which will be on newsstands July 24. She spoke with pal James Franco during a particularly busy work period. She wrapped up a promotional tour for Ted, and just started chatting up her and James's Oz: The Great and Powerful. In fact, Mila and Michelle Williams went to Comic-Con to chat up their new adaptation of the Wizard of Oz tale. Mila also spent time this Summer on the set of Guillaume Canet's new thriller, Blood Ties. Career was the focus of Mila and James's discussion, and she talked about the perks of being picky, Hollywood pressures, and her goals. Here are highlights from Mila Kunis in Interview:
- On being able to be picky about her work: "Honestly, after doing a TV show [That '70s Show] for eight years and a cartoon [Family Guy] for more than a decade, you are, financially speaking, in a very lucky position where you don't have to work for the sake of working. And I decided to take advantage of that. I don't live lavishly, so it's not like I have 20 assistants and travel privately and shop every day. I actually live a very mediocre lifestyle. So I decided to step back and do things not just for the sake of doing them, but because I believe in them and I want to do them."
- On her goal for five years from now: "Listen, in five years I do hope to have a family, and, you know, who knows? I think in this industry people have such a short shelf life, truly, that I don't know what I'm going to be in five years in regards to acting. I mean, I'd love to produce. I can't form a sentence or write an email, so I know I'm definitely not going to go and become a writer, but I would love to explore other facets of this industry, for sure."
- On dealing with the pressures of Hollywood: "To be honest, I don't deal with it well. I can't tell you that I'm like, 'Oh, I'm so great at dealing with it. It's in one ear and out the other!' That would be complete and utter bullsh*t. But I take it for what it's worth. Sometimes I let it get to me — I have internal dialogues with myself all day long."