Echoing the sentiments of men everywhere, this week, Mila Kunis was dubbed “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine.
The title is a nice cap to a whirlwind year full of blockbusters — “Friends with Benefits,” “Ted” — and a new relationship with fellow “That 70′s Show” alum, Ashton Kutcher.
Kunis told the magazine that despite the title and all her success, she has remained incredibly grounded.
What I do and who I am are two different things. And they always will be. What happens with people is they lose sight of who they are, and they become either who they want to be or who they are perceived to be. But whatever it is, it is no longer who they are. So much of who you are in this industry is based on what that critic says, what that director says, what that actor says. People start believing all that, and they become what everybody else wants them to be. And I think that I’ve consciously separated my two lives. I love what I do. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. But when I’m done with work, I’m done with work. I think that if I bought into the hype, I would lose all sight of who I am, and so much of who I am is what my parents went through and instilled in me. And I never want to lose that. Ever. Because I would be so disappointed if I didn’t make them proud.
To get a better understanding of who Kunis is when she’s not working, check out her answering questions alongside Justin Timberlake for Moviefone’s “Unscripted.” While promoting their romantic comedy “Friends With Benefits,” Kunis explained her nickname of “Goldfish” and her co-star Justin Timberlake paid tribute to the actress with a pretty spot-on impression.