Mila Kunis has always been very open about her real feelings on fame and the celebrity status, and how neither really matters in the long run, in an industry that values you only for a short while. She reiterates that in her brand new interview with Interview magazine.
The piece is really long and a must-read for fans of the gorgeous star eager to find out more about her. The interview was conducted by actor James Franco, whom Mila considers a good friend.
Among other things, Mila also talks about the movie industry, what she's learned by making her debut in television with a sitcom, which are her priorities and how she sees herself 5 years from now.
As it turns out, she's exactly the opposite of what one might expect: Mila doesn't think the entire world revolves around her, she doesn't forget to be grateful for the chances she's been given because she knows it could all just vanish tomorrow.
She also has a pretty realistic
take on showbiz, which is why she never allows herself to forget where she came from and, most importantly, where she's going.
“If all my eggs were in this basket and I had nothing else and I was just so enamored with it all... This industry can eat you alive. I think it feeds you a lot of bull[expletive] and then spits you right back out, and then you get caught up in it because so much of it is perception and opinion,” Mila says.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and opinion is the one thing that governs showbiz.
“It’s just a matter of opinion. And when your only source of happiness comes from that opinion, you go mad. So I think that you have to restrain yourself from googling your name and have other hobbies and desires and wants. I mean, you do a million things. You go to school, you write, you read, you blog,” the star explains.
She can't see herself acting well into her old age because she knows actors, particularly women, have a very short shelf life, so she's already thinking of other things she might be passionate about.
“I’d love to produce. I can’t form a sentence or write an e-mail, so I know I’m definitely not going to go and become a writer, but I would love to explore other facets of this industry, for sure. I’m dabbling in that a little bit right now and trying to kind of see what I like... But I don’t know,” Mila says.
Whether her next project will see her in front of the camera or behind it, one thing is certain: Mila will be doing it for pleasure and not because she has to.
Having worked in television for years and enjoyed lots of success in feature films more recently, and
living modestly allows Mila to be able to afford that luxury – of not working because she needs to.
“I’ve always been a big proponent of not working for the sake of working, because I don’t want to work for the rest of my life – I want to live. So I’d rather work to live than live to work,” she says.
Her full interview is here