Right now there is a very aggressive debate popping of at E! Online over this news. Esquire Magazine has just named actress Mila Kunis The Sexiest Woman Alive, and while some people are quite pleased with their choice, others are furious. And don’t bother telling those people that there are more important things to rally against; this is kind of a big deal, apparently! Now I for one, am perfectly okay with Esquire’s choice. Mila’s gorgeous! But is she the sexiest woman alive? No, because right now Christina Hendricks is, lol! Plus there’s always something a bit ridiculous about these titles and labels (as PITNBR Joan aptly pointed out), so I think they’re meant to be more fun than anything. Check out the gallery to confirm or deny Esquire’s suspicions about Mila and click inside to read some excerpts from her cover story. Mila talks about the industry, learning how to be funny, her Ukranian background and, of course, Jesus. Checkie out!
Mila Kunis for Esquire:
My career was threatened over me not wanting to do the cover of a magazine.
By an executive. Oh, that’s not even true. A person higher than an executive. It was like, If you don’t do this magazine, you’ll never work in this company. I went, “Great.” It was the first time that I had someone on the phone tell me that I will never work in this industry again.
Did you laugh?
I said, “I’m sorry, what did you say?”
It wasn’t Playboy, but it was a magazine I didn’t want to do. It’s very simple. I just didn’t want to do it. I said I would do that one and that one, just not this one. And this person couldn’t accept no. In my twenty-nine years, I’ve never met someone who lied as much as this person did. You know when little kids look at you with chocolate all over their face, and then you say, “Why did you eat that chocolate?” And they say, “I didn’t eat chocolate,” and you say, “But you have it on your face.” It was worse than that. There are good, honest people who work their asses off and don’t reach nearly as much success as this person does.
It seems like you just got something off your chest.
I never spoke about it, and I did as little interviews as I possibly could. Because why support a project that didn’t support me back? People in this industry lie so much, they believe their lies. That’s what I learned on that movie [Max Payne]. I learned people are assholes and people lie. I think that was the turning point of my career. Where I said no!…
Do you think you’re 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 twenty years of doing this, I practice it. I think that the second you think that you’re funny is when you stop being funny…
She was eight, in 1991, when she immigrated with her parents and her brother from Ukraine to escape anti-Semitism and the turmoil that came with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Her family moved into a two-bedroom, one-bath apartment in Los Angeles, at the corner of Sweetzer and Melrose, right in the heart of West Hollywood. Mom, Dad, brother, grandfather and grandmother, her other grandfather, and her. They lived there for about four years as her parents worked jobs quite different from the professional careers they’d abandoned back home. It’s not the usual tale of a young Hollywood star. Who wouldn’t want to talk about it?
I’ve talked about it for so long. If you can find something in it that I haven’t disclosed …
You seem bored by this. Do you find it not very interesting?
I find it incredibly interesting, but I want you to go walk down Fairfax. And every. Single. One. Of those people has a similar story. My immigration story is being made into something bigger than it needs to be…
Do you consider yourself political?
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.
Politics can also be incredibly demoralizing.
The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me. And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it’s baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, “I’m a Republican.” Why?
LOL, Mila is going in!!! You can read the full interview here.
So are you convinced? Is Mila Kunis, in fact, the sexiest woman alive???