Mila Kunis, 27, in recent years, has landed female leads in male-dominated action movies, such as Max Payne and The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington. Although, her supporting roles in more high-profile films were, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the Oscar-nominated Black Swan, which skyrocketed the actress' career.
On Monday, Kunis joined her castmembers at the premiere of her latest film, the romantic comedy, 'Friends With Benefits.' I don't know from personal experience, she said at the New York City premiere of the comedy Monday night, months after the actress was nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' in The Black Swan at the 2011 Academy Awards.
The punchy, romantic comedy hits theaters on Friday, July 22. Co-starring Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, Patricia Clarkson and Jenna Elfman. The actress said that she didn't even have to explain the title's meaning to her parents. They're not that old, she joked. I didn't have to explain it to anybody.
From playing the slightly shy, teenage character Jackie Burkhart, on That '70s Show, Kunis has evolved into an animated but mature, relaxed woman whose career is blossoming before our eyes as she continues to evoke laughs, starring as the affection-starved Meg Griffin on the animated hit show, Family Guy.
Kunis told The Hollywood Reporter, that she auditioned for everything, just to prove that everyone who assumed I could only do TV was wrong. In 'Friends With Benefits', Kunis plays the leading lady, Jamie, a Manhattan native who lands Dylan, played by her male co-star, Justin Timberlake, the founder of a Los Angeles-based job as art director for GQ Magazine. After the two meet at an airport, they immediately have chemistry.
I think it's just generational and I think people like it because it pushes the envelope and [movie-goers] just say, 'We're gonna have fun and escape and enjoy ourselves.' There's nothing deeper than that, said the actress. It took me five years after [shooting] Forgetting Sarah Marshall to venture back into the romantic-comedy world, says Kunis, who identifies that 2008 movie as a turning point in proving her diversity to audiences.