Mila Kunis refuses to discuss Ukraine in particularly cold interview
The actress, who moved from the war-torn country at seven, was less than impressed by Star-Ledger’s line of questioning
The actress, who moved from Chernivtsi, Ukraine at the age of seven, shirked off the reporter’s line of questioning when she was asked about her immigrant background.
It’s a subject she’s discussed at length with interviewers in the past, recounting the tale of her family being forced out of the U.S.S.R in fear of persecution from the state’s anti-Semitic stance to the USA, where she arrived not speaking a word of English.
“I cried every day,” she told the Los Angeles Times, adding that she has no prior memory of her first year.
“I've talked about me moving to America in a hundred interviews. It's the most mundane subject possible, it's like everyone's immigrant story,” she told Star-Ledger when asked again about how difficult the transition was to make at such a young age.
“It was much harder for my 13-year-old brother, it was much harder for my parents.”
She was then asked whether she still had relatives in Ukraine, to which she replied: “No.”
The interviewer then swings the conversation towards the conflict in the country, that has seen hundreds of people in Eastern Ukraine killed as pro-Russian rebels war with the Ukrainian government.
“I know what your next question is so let's just skip it,” she said, stopping the reporter short.
“You're going to ask me what I think about what's going on now in Ukraine. Just because I lived there until I was seven doesn't mean I identify with Ukraine.”
The interview – which you can read in full here – gets off to a rocky start after the reporter asks Kunis how she is feeling, in reference to the news that she is pregnant with her first child with fiancé Ashton Kutcher.
“I don't talk about that for publication,” she replied, immediately shutting him down. She has, however, discussed the subject at length in her cover feature for Marie Claire magazine, as well as live on Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel’s respective chat shows - the latter during which she 'sang' a "special message" for expecting fathers.
At the end of the conversation, the reporter gingerly apologises for the interview, highlighting its occasional uncomfortableness.
”No, no, it was a good interview!“ she responded. Though we’re not sure how genuine that statement actually was.
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 3 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 4 The most powerful passports in the world
- 5 Chinese student carries disabled friend to school every day for three years
Nepal earthquake: How you can help victims of the Kathmandu disaster
Nepal earthquake in pictures: Photos show devastation caused by 7.8 magnitude earthquake
Royal baby: Live updates as superbug closes ward at St Mary's Hospital in London where Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth
Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
General Election 2015: The photo of a tree that proves the Tories have an image problem
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
£50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, Stock...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...