Mila Kunis no longer considers herself a full-time actress. The former “That ’70s Show” star, who welcomed her first baby with fiancé Ashton Kutcher in October, classified herself as a “stay-at-home mom” during an appearance on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" Wednesday night.
While Kunis, 31, who has two films coming out -- “The Color of Time” and “Jupiter Ascending" -- does plan to eventually return to work, the new mom said she is focusing on parenting her 2-month-old daughter, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.
“I think it’s a luxury to be able to do that,” Kunis said of taking a hiatus from her career. “I’m able to be a stay-at-home mom with my kid, and I do find that nowadays people can’t do that. Everyone has to have a job, you’ve got to have a two[-income] household. I was able to take time off and actually raise my child.”
Despite dedicating her time to taking care of Wyatt, Kunis still found a way to lose her baby weight. The actress attributed her post-pregnancy weight loss to breast-feeding. “You know, it’s called baby,” she said when asked about her exercise regime. “Breast-feeding is a great workout routine.”
While Kunis said she will be the one to take her and Kutcher’s daughter on set when she returns to work, the actress said it will be up to her 36-year-old “Two and a Half Men” beau to handle Wyatt when she hits her teenage years.
“That’s not my problem,” Kunis told host and longtime friend Ferguson. “That’s Daddy’s problem!”
Kutcher spoke about Kunis’ mothering abilities during an Oct. 28 appearance on Conan O’Brien's talk show. “We’re really privileged that we have time and can afford to take time," he said, according to a report from Us Weekly. "So we don’t have a nanny or a night nurse of any of that stuff. It’s just the two of us.”
Kunis and Kutcher welcomed their daughter on Oct. 1 at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai hospital, according to TMZ. The child is for the first for both actors, who met in 1998 as co-stars of the comedy series “That '70s Show.” They began dating in April 2012. Kunis confirmed her engagement to Kutcher during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in July.
“The Color of Time,” a biographical drama about poet C.K. Williams featuring Kunis and James Franco, was first released in 2012 and premiered in the U.S. Tuesday. The action-adventure-fantasy “Jupiter Ascending,” co-starring Channing Tatum, will debut Feb. 6, 2015.