The effervescent girl next door, Mila Kunis, graces the cover of the August issue of Glamour magazine and dishes about gaining 25 pounds and dropping to 98 pounds for her role as a ballerina in Black Swan. Kunis, who co-stars in this month’s Ted alongside Mark Wahlberg makes the Canadian tuxedo look mighty good on the colorful cover. She dishes about babies, weight, dating and tabloid rumors.
On helping her friends find love through online dating…
GLAMOUR: The internet has really changed the way people date. I just went to an OkCupid wedding.
Mila Kunis: One of my really good friends met her fiancé on an OkCupid-style website. OkCupid’s really popular—all my girlfriends have joined. I love those sites. I go on and I pick the guys for my friends. I think it’s great.
GLAMOUR: You pick guys for your girlfriends?
MK: It’s online shopping! We all get together with our laptops and have a glass of wine. Then we message the guy.
GLAMOUR: So, wait, there are guys out there who have been asked out by Mila Kunis and don’t know it?
MK: Yes. Who have had conversations with me on OkCupid, to be exact. They had no clue.
GLAMOUR: What’s your approach?
MK: I’m just very honest and blunt. My girlfriends end up canceling half the dates anyway.
GLAMOUR: Do you help edit your friends’ profiles too?
MK: Yeah. I’m really good at “About Me.” I feel like I could never write anything about myself, because that’s like a therapy session. But about your girlfriends? You just write what you love about your friends. If I didn’t do what I do, I would do Internet dating instead of going out to bars. In two seconds I would. It makes so much more sense.
On not knowing what its like to date…
GLAMOUR: Have you ever thought of just putting up a profile that doesn’t have your photo?
MK: No. Because, ultimately, what’s going to happen? I show up to coffee.… I’m OK in my personal life. I’ve never dated. I can say this honestly: I don’t know what it’s like to date. But also, how am I going to date? I’m not in one state long enough.
On feeling pressure to have a baby…
GLAMOUR: Do you feel pressure to have a baby?
MK: This isn’t the right time for me to have one, but I do want a family. I’d rather be in love and have a baby than have a movie.
On being romantically linked to to men in the tabloids…
GLAMOUR: You’ve been linked to many men in the tabloids. I saw you recently said the Ashton Kutcher thing was absurd…
MK: Ninety-nine percent of it is bulls–t. That is the biggest form of bullying ever, the paparazzi. Printing lies, making accusations, it’s just bullying.
On gaining 25 pounds to return to her normal weight after Black Swan…
GLAMOUR: Your body was talked about so much during the wave of press for Black Swan, in which you played a rail-thin ballerina. How do you feel now?
MK: This is my normal body. It’s not 98 pounds. God, I’m probably 25 pounds heavier in muscle mass and weight at this point. What was crazy was, when I was shooting Black Swan, everyone was like, “Gosh, you’re really too skinny.” Then my weight started bouncing back and they’re like, “She looked better when she was anorexic-looking.” You can’t please anyone! It was just for work. I didn’t do it because I had issues. Now this is my normal weight that I started out with.
GLAMOUR: How did your body feel 25 pounds lighter?
MK: Flat, flat, flat. [She gestures to her chest and hips.] There was no shape, no form, nothing, nothing.