Mila Kunis talks about How She Got into Acting and if Acting Is Art

Whether you realize it or not, you’ve probably been hearing from Mila Kunis more often than you realize. That’s because Kunis stars in television, film, and does voice work. Probably best known for her role as Jackie Burkhart in That ’70s Show, Kunis also voices Meg Griffin, the daughter of Peter and Lois from the hilarious animated series Family Guy.

Kunis, who is currently filming her part in the upcoming film, Oz: The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, has an interesting take on how other actors perceive themselves. The Ukrainian born actress recently did an interview with GQ in which she said that actors think of themselves a bit too loftily: “‘This is my art. This is what I live for’…No! I love what I do, but my theory is that it’s people who doubt what they do and want to prove it to you, they’re like, ‘It’s art. I create art. It’s art, art, art.’ I’m like, Holy shit, are you fucking kidding me? I run around and pretend I’m someone else for twelve hours; I record Family Guy. Then I get to go home and watch Jersey Shore.” 

Kunis recalls what it was like being an immigrant and how she got into acting when she said, “My English was a little janky. I didn’t have very many friends. And there was this place advertised on the radio as a place for kids to meet other kids—an acting class. My parents couldn’t afford a babysitter. They said, ‘Great, that takes up our Saturday.'”

Taking a step back and looking at her situation she says, “What a horrible, funny life… but then I get to fly out and go home. It’s not so bad.”

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