In Her Reddit AMA, Mila Kunis Says She Has "No Desire" to Be On Screen

She also thinks you should know what Ashton Kutcher smells like.

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We can't be alone in thinking that Mila Kunis is the quintessential cool-girl best friend we simultaneously wish we had and aspire to be. In the past week alone, the laid-back actress has been exceedingly open about life as a new mom to 4-month-old daughter Wyatt (with Ashton Kutcher) as she makes the promotional rounds for her upcoming film Jupiter Ascending. And she took this attitude to Reddit yesterday for one of the best AMAs we've seen in a while (thanks also in part to Redditors who were quite on top of their game). 

Here, the best bits:

"Here's a little-known fact: there's one person in the world that both Ashton and I have kissed, and that's Natalie Portman."

Kunis volunteered this info when a user asked her what it was like to kiss Portman. (She kissed Portman in Black Swan, while Kutcher did so in No Strings Attached.) She went on to elaborate: "I mean ... when you have a kissing scene in a film it's not something you think about as a kissing thing. You have all these crew around. But she's a lovely kisser, very polite." 

"I am proud to be a stay-at-home mom. I have no desire to be in front of the camera. I find her to be the most challenging job I've had."

"It is the most life-changing experience you can have, in my opinion. EVERYTHING changed," said Kunis of giving birth to Wyatt. "The amount of love that you have, the type of love that you have, changes, the way you look at the world changes ... everything has changed, because of her. I want an ecofriendly car, I want to compost everything, because I want the world to be better for her. And you have the opportunity to make a really great child for the world. Or a really great human being."

"I speak Russian to the baby all the time."

Fun fact—it sounds as though Kunis and Kutcher will raise baby Wyatt bilingually, as Kunis is Ukrainian-born. And "Ashton's taking Russian lessons."

"What does Ashton Kutcher smell like?"

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS. "A real man! But he smells like a man. He does not wear cologne. But he makes sure he showers. Never offending. He has a very good natural smell about him, yeah." 

She nerds out in the best way possible.

When asked about playing World of Warcraft: "I have not played WOW in probably 5 years! Yes, I used to play. I played a LOT. I was in a guild, I led raids, I was a pretty badass mage. I had multiple characters. I was a frostmage, I think, by the time I stopped playing? But no, I stopped playing when everyone started having children. I was level 70, I quit at level 70, before the expansion pack." 

 "I guess the only thing I have to watch is The Bachelor? But that's so depressing. It's the first season I'm ever watching it. But it's so addictive."

When asked about the TV she watches, Kunis listed Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, and Homeland as perennial favorites. But she's currently hooked on The Bachelor for the very first time"In all 15 seasons or so they've done this, I've never sat down to watch it. But now—oh my god, these women are crazy!" Yuuuppp. Welcome to the dark side, Mila.

"Black Swan used to be the most physically demanding part I'd ever done, until Jupiter Ascending."

Kunis famously whittled down to a "Gollum" physique (in her words) for her role as a ballerina, so it was pretty shocking to hear that her latest character was even more demanding in terms of fitness. "We trained for 3 months before production [for Black Swan], and I learned how to be in en pointe, and how to be a ballerina. And then for Jupiter, you do maximum amounts of wirework training every day. So for Black Swan, I trained by dancing every day for 3 months, and learning how to get en pointe in 3 months. Ultimately, it was all about learning how to pretend to be a ballerina. And I mimicked my ballet instructor more than anything." (Wirework is stunt training that involves suspension from a cable, like so.)

We'll sign up to take a class with Mila. 

When asked if she could teach her own college course, she responded thusly: "How to be an awesome, badass chick who knows how to take apart & put together a gun blindfolded, make a four-course meal, and parallel park the shit out of a car."

"Ashton goes fishing once a year in Alaska, and brings back like 80 pounds of fish, and that is how we eat our fish year-round—freshly caught from Alaska."

"I love cereal that tastes like cardboard. Yes, I know it's weird."

This is the Mila Kunis breakfast of champions: "Chex, almond milk, and then I put in a bunch of berries—without fail!" 

For more amazing revelations, including the plight of Family Guy's Meg Griffin, That '70s Show goss, and the advice she has for her 14-year-old self, read the rest of the AMA here.

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25 Times Mila Kunis Killed It on the Red Carpet

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