Mila Kunis sat down with GQ Magazine to talk about her upcoming movie, Friends With Benefits, whether she has ever been friends with benefits with anyone, her favorite female comedian and much more!!
GQ: Your new movie is called Friends with Benefits. Ever been in one of those relationships?
Mila Kunis: Oy. I haven't, but I can give you my stance on it: It's like communism—good in theory, in execution it fails. Friends of mine have done it, and it never ends well. Why do people put themselves through that torture?
GQ: It's because they enjoy sex.
Mila Kunis: But friends with benefits isn't a purely sexual relationship—it's two people who like each other having sex, not a random hookup. And when two people who like each other have sex, eventually someone catches feelings and everything is fucked. You might be able to treat our relationship as killing time. I might not. I may be in love with you.
GQ: Mila, it's just not going to work.
Mila Kunis: But I feel like I'm in love with you, okay? I love you.
GQ: So I went back and watched some of your earliest movies, and—
Mila Kunis: Oh Lord! I'm so sorry, buddy. How can I make it up to you?
GQ: By telling me what it was like to act with William Shatner [in American Psycho 2] and Hulk Hogan [in Santa with Muscles].
Mila Kunis: Jesus. You did not watch Santa with Muscles.
GQ: Fine. I watched the trailer on YouTube.
Mila Kunis: I was too young to fully understand the importance of working with Hulk Hogan. I just thought he was this huge man. Shatner was di fferent. I'm a massive Trekkie, so that was crazy. He's exactly what you think he is.
GQ: When did you get into Star Trek?
Mila Kunis: I got into it in my late teens—18, 19, 20. Something like that. I got into it later than most people. But let's not talk about it in the past tense. I'm still a Star Trek fan. You never stop being one. Let me give you my rundown of the series in order of most favorite to least favorite.
GQ: I definitely have my answer to this. Let's hear it.
Mila Kunis: Okay. You should know this list is an ongoing argument between Seth MacFarlane and myself. But I have it: The Next Generation; the original series; then Voyager—
GQ: Okay, you're already wrong.
Mila Kunis: Fuck. You and I are in trouble already. This always happens with Star Trek fans. After Voyager, then I have Deep Space Nine. Then last is Enterprise.
GQ: Did your Star Trek fandom extend further than just watching the show?
Mila Kunis: Uh, I went a little bit further.
GQ: How so?
Mila Kunis: I went to the Star Trek Experience in Vegas maybe five years ago. I hung out with a bunch of fake characters inside Quark's bar. [Ed note: Quark was the name of the Ferengi bartender on DS9.] There were all these actors there pretending to be the different characters from the different shows. Yes, I loved it.
GQ: Please tell me you didn't go by yourself.
Mila Kunis: No! I went with friends. I'm not that big of a loser. But I also have a signed Leonard Nimoy photo in a little frame that a girlfriend gave to me for my 21st birthday. And I've got a bunch of vintage Star Trek figurines given to me by Jason Segel. God, it's so embarrassing.
GQ: Who's the funniest person you know?
Mila Kunis: My father. He has such a dry sense of humor. He'd say something funny and then be like, "Kiddo, now's the part where you laugh."
GQ: What about someone you're not related to?
Mila Kunis: Lucille Ball is perfection—her timing and her commitment. Sarah Silverman is raunchy and brilliant, and people call her out for saying fucked-up stuff that they wouldn't have a problem with a man saying. How dare she? Who else? Tina Fey. She's a genius. I actually just finished reading Bossypants.
GQ: That was good, I thought.
Mila Kunis: No! Not good, brilliant. I love Tina Fey. So funny, but never shticky. She's not tripping over shit.
GQ: She's so clearly attractive and successful that I can't buy her self-deprecating stuff anymore.
Mila Kunis: I see your point. You want the attention to go to the joke itself rather than be distracted by who's delivering it. But look at Bridesmaids. That movie's full of beautiful women who are hysterical. I'm so proud of those ladies. You have no idea how hard it is for a woman in this business. A lot of people don't even think women are funny. It's fucked-up, but you have to deal with guys like that. I've learned to roll with it.