Mila Kunis: “I didn’t really think of acting as a career”

Mila Kunis was 7 when she and her parents moved to Los Angeles from Ukraine.

And Mila says, she did not grow up being told she was beautiful. She always thought college was her career goal.

“I didn’t really think of acting as a career. I’m the first person in my family to not be a college graduate. I always associate careers with college diplomas. When I was 22, my contract with That ’70s Show ended, and I had to make a conscious decision about what I wanted to do with my life.

“During the show, I had attempted to go to college, but I realized that the traffic in L.A. made it too difficult for me to go to school at 6 a.m. and be back at work at 10 a.m. I asked my parents if it was okay if I dropped out. They said okay, you can defer until after your contract with That ’70s Show ends. And then it ended,  and I realized for the first time that I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. So I had to make acting a career— to make smart choices instead of choices made for fun.”

 

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