In Cosmopolitan’s Mila Kunis cover feature, the actress says tabloid news has caused her and her family intense amounts of stress over the years.
Mila Kunis will be featuring the cover of Cosmopolitan in August. The actress, who does not do interviews or magazine covers often, took the opportunity to denounce tabloid media. She talked about the negative impact of press looking into her life, especially considering her family often buys into the fake news.
She stressed that she does not read anything about herself, saying, “I don’t read anything about myself. I genuinely don’t know what’s written about me…other than I know that I’m pregnant about once a year and my husband and I are getting a divorce once a year. I know this because I go down the grocery store aisle, and I see it on the cover of magazines and I’m like, Oh boy, okay!…”
She also said that while she does not care about what tabloids say about her, it is upsetting to see her parents and other family members often believing fake stories, especially when they have to do with her health and wellbeing. She said such fake news has often been a source of stress in her personal life.
She explained, “The only thing that’s upsetting is my parents and my grandparents sometimes get confused… At one point when I was pregnant, [the tabloids] said that I had an emergency and was rushed to the hospital, and my face was on the cover. The amount of stress that caused my family, nobody will understand. Although my dad is always very hopeful that the pregnancies are true. He’s always like, ‘Is there really another?‘”
She also talked about her social media usage, saying she was late to the game and did not understand the purpose of social media for the longest time. She explained how she eventually started using it, “I was so late to that train. I remember at some point my roommate was like, ‘You know, there’s a thing called Facebook,’ and I was like, ‘What is this Facebook? Who’s gonna poke each other? That’s just weird.’”
Her husband Ashton Kutcher has always been social media savvy, but Kunis says even he retreated after it became ugly and all about upping one another. She explained, “He used to be incredibly forward-thinking with social media, when the intent was to connect to people. But it took an ugly turn and became all about who can be the loudest, who can be the angriest and the most negative. Then it’s just not a fun game to play.”
Kunis will also be talking about her acting and production dreams as well as other future plans in the new interview. She said that when she sat down to write out her 5 year plan, she realized she was not pushing herself enough. Therefore, she decided to think bigger than before, realizing, “I just want to be happy. I know that sounds incredibly lame, but I never want to stop learning or being challenged, and I never want to stop challenging my partner. I think that those things will always lead to some form of success.”
Kunis starred in 2016 comedy film Bad Moms alongside Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn.