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Mila Kunis Interview About Parenting August 2018

Mila Kunis Admits Her Children Don't Have a "Normal" Life: "It's All Perspective"

Mila Kunis's childhood is remarkably different than her own children's, and she'll be the first one to admit it. She stopped by Sunday Today to chat with Willie Geist about her new movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me, when Willie asked her, "How have you kept your life relatively normal with cameras chasing you down the street?" Mila frankly responded: "We don't. There's nothing normal about our life."

Mila moved to Los Angeles from the Ukraine at the age of 7 with parents who didn't have much money, and now she's one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, have two young children together, and the parents do their best to give their kids experiences outside of their "bubble."

She said: "It's all perspective. Your version of normal and my version of normal is different. My kids' version of normal is incredibly different. So it's perspective. You try to surround them with diversity. We try to surround ourselves with all aspects of life and try not to stay in our bubble, but it's hard. It is really hard! And anyone who tells you otherwise is lying."


For example, Mila explained that her kids will never know the struggles that many others do. "My kids are never going to know what it's like to not have fresh groceries. My kids are never going to know what it's like to not have new clothes. I say no to my kids because I want to say no, not because I have to say no. It's a very different struggle," she shared. "They don't ask for anything. They don't even know why to ask. Everything's handed to them before [they ask]."

With Mila's self-awareness in mind, it comes as no surprise that she and Ashton don't give their kids Christmas gifts, nor do they plan on giving their children an inheritance. "We'll end up giving our money away to charity and to various things," Ashton said in a previous interview. Watch the full video above to hear more about Mila's parenting perspective.

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