Mila Kunis insists she acted her way out of poverty: 'I had no shame'
Hollywood siren Mila Kunis says life truly became rich after she acted her way out of poverty and 'proved everybody wrong
Despite being Ashton Kutcher’s new lover and the ‘world’s sexiest woman’, Mila insists she has no ego after doing it the hard way following her family’s switch to LA from Ukraine when she was seven.
‘When you have nothing, everything else is a plus. It doesn’t matter. It’s not like I became wealthy overnight,’ said the star.
‘We weren’t poor in Russia, but when we came to America, we were really poor. I didn’t know we were poor. I didn’t see my dad for the first three years of my life in the States because he had an obscene amount of jobs in order to take care of the family.’ The 29-year-old said it was only when she met a wealthy American for the first time that she realised just how thriftily the Kunis clan were living.
However, she soon took her fortunes into her own hands after bagging a role in That ’70s Show at the age of 14. Faced with a crossroads after an eight-year spell on the series she said made ‘a conscious decision of whether or not I wanted this to be my career. Because this whole time, it was a hobby. It was a very lucrative hobby, but a hobby’.
But at 22 she decided it was time to prove she’s no one-trick pony.
‘I went and read for everyone, every Joe Schmo, every B-horror movie, every A-list director – anything, just to prove to people that I could do it. I had no shame. I had no ego,’ said the Ted actress and voice of Family Guy character Meg.
‘Through that I do believe that you kind of gain a little bit of respect. People are like “Oh, so she could do this”. I didn’t expect anything to happen. I didn’t expect someone to hand me a perfect movie on a silver platter.
‘I was like, I’m going to prove everybody wrong. The way that I did that was I auditioned for everybody. Everybody.’
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