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I’m just gonna say it, I love Mila Kunis. Besides the fact that this happened, she’s really been turning it up and out on the red carpet as of late. Now in Los Angeles Times Magazine she gets a sultry photoshoot lensed by Ruven Afanador and styled by Hayley Atkin. Not only is she gorgeous, talented and pint-sized, but she also loves the comedy. I really need to behag* her ASAP.
There really has been a dearth of funny ladies in Hollywood for a while…at least until recently. Women were usually the straight man, the eye candy, there for the lead guy to pursue, to impress, to harry and confound. Or, god forbid, the plucky sidekick.
Then an Emma Stone comes along. Or a Mila Kunis. Or an Anna Faris. Young, attractive girls who won’t stand around while the boys get all the laughs. So thank you Tina Fey, for making it okay for ladies to laugh again.
Though earning rave reviews (but disappointingly no Oscar nod) for Black Swan, Mila still loves doing comedies, saying:
“They’re just as hard, if not harder, to make work, compared with a drama. You work 17 hours a day, and you have to try to make things different and funny and relatable onscreen all at the same time.”
You’ve hit the nail on the head, Kunis. Comedy is hard — just think of the last time someone won an Oscar for a comedic performance. Though I heard The Blind Side was funny for all the wrong reasons.
Mila will next flex her comedic muscle alongside Emmy-winning actor and occasional popstar Justin Timberlake in Friends with Benefits, directed by Easy A‘s Will Gluck.
But before then we’ll see Mila on fashion’s biggest stage, the Oscar red carpet. I hope her gays are at work securing the best look…because I’m ready to slip in at a momen’t notice. Just sayin’.
*(Behag – befriend, but concerning a fag and his hag; see also hetero male equivalent, bestag)
Link Love: Los Angeles Times Magazine