Third Person has been added to the “Spotlight section” at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
Veteran screenwriter and director Paul Haggis (Crash) brings to the screen a calculated vision of the drama of love. Three stories set in cities known for romance—New York, Rome, and Paris—take raw and personal twists as characters grapple with the difficulties of modern relationships. With a heavyweight cast including James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, and Maria Bello, Haggis once again weaves an intricate narrative out of seemingly separate worlds. A Sony Pictures Classics Release
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival runs April 16-27 in New York. No more info about the premiere date yet!
The official nominations for 2014 MTV Movie Awards are out. Mila Kunis received a nomination in the Best Villain category, following her “Oz” performance as Theodora/The Wicked Witch of the West. Be sure to vote before the MTV Movie Awards on April 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT hosted by Conan O’Brien.
Mila Kunis will appear opposite Ashton Kutcher as a guest star in an upcoming episode of Two and a Half Men, CBS announced Tuesday. This marks the duo’s first appearance together on a scripted program since Fox’s That ’70s Show.
Kunis will play Vivian, a young, beautiful and free-spirited world traveler who shows up on Walden’s doorstep. Walden feels an instant connection with her, convinced she’s “the one.” The problem is, Walden was about to propose to someone else.
Official international trailer (Japanese) for Jupiter Ascending has been released. Showing us brand new footage of the movie.
If you don’t like spoilers – you shouldn’t watch. For the others – mark 1:10 for a big (although expected) revelation of the queen of universe.
AskMen [AM]: We’re going to focus on the bourbon first, because we love spirits.
Mila Kunis [MK]: I like that you called it “spirits” — good job.
AM: First of all, “Global” Brand Spokesperson. No responsibility there.
AM: You’ve done three new commercials tied in to Beam’s new “Make History” campaign, set to begin airing soon. Can you give a sense what else your responsibilities are going to entail?
MK: I don’t think I can divulge, because we’re still in the process of figuring out the logistics of everything. But I’ll tell you it’s a great company because they want to work with you and want you to feel like you’re a part of the company. They’re incredibly collaborative. I hope we can do a bunch of great, fun things in the future. [Editor's note: According to a press release from the company, "Kunis will also be featured in retail materials and content on Jim Beam's website, Facebook and Twitter."]
AM: When were you first tied in with Beam?
MK: We shot the ads a while back, maybe December. So we started to work together, like, six months ago. [Editor's note: Beam's master distiller, Fred Noe, told us later that, "You can tell how serious she was about the whole thing: Before anything was signed, sealed or delivered, she came down to Kentucky to learn about the process and check things out."]
AM: Were you a bourbon drinker before that?
MK: Yeah, I’ve been drinking bourbon for probably four years now [she's 30].
AM: Do you have a favorite way to drink it?
MK: I like a little Jim Beam Black Label on the rocks. But sometimes, I won’t lie, I like me a little bit of Jim Beam Honey, because it’s just a little sweet. But always on ice, for sure. A big chunk of ice.
AM: Since you are a bourbon drinker and there are so many women drinking whiskey these days, do you think that might be part of your mission? To make it known that women drink bourbon?
MK: I’m not out there screaming that women are drinking bourbon, but I think it’s a great beverage as an option. I’ve got nothing against drinking a Cosmo or Martini. It’s not like one is judging the other. It’s just delicious and slow and steady, and there’s something about sipping a bourbon that to me is very relaxing.
AM: Since you’re a bourbon girl… A guy’s in a bar: Can he still buy a drink for a woman?
The Kids’ Choice Awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, take place Saturday, March 29. Cast your votes kids!
DETAILS: Mila, here’s our new March Fashion issue…
MILA KUNIS: [Pointing to one model:] This guy’s in a bunch of stuff. And he’s on billboards. He’s in something that I see all the time. They’re very pretty men. Look at these men. They’re structured.
DETAILS: So what’s the biggest fashion mistake that men today make?
MILA KUNIS: When guys try to look dirty on purpose it drives me crazy. Like the guys who literally shower and then try to make themselves look disheveled in the mirror and wear beat-up clothes so they look cool and hip. It’s so evident it drives me crazy. I’m also not a fan of guys wearing girls’ jeans. Yeah, like skinny skinny jeans. Tight jeans on men. Jeans that look like leggings on guys are not attractive. And the hair over the face—that’s gotta go. Greasy hair? Gotta go. Chivalry is not dead. And being gentlemanly is a sexy thing. It’s okay to look put together
DETAILS: You’ve worked with a lot of major leading men (James Franco, Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Justin Timberlake, Mark Wahlberg…) Is there any actor you would especially like to work with that you haven’t yet?
MILA KUNIS: I love Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett. If anyone came to me and said there’s a script, I wouldn’t even need to read it. I’d be like: I’ll do it. On the male side, I think Matt Damon is a great actor. I’d love to work with him some day. But you know you never really go by actors. You go by story or whatever you gravitate towards. When I went into film at 22, I made a conscious effort to surround myself with people who are better and smarter than I am. And I always felt like whether the film is successful or not, at least I learned something. And of course that includes the actors, directors, producers. I want to constantly learn and evolve.
ESQUIRE.COM: You’ve famously been asked out to the Marine Ball, and to watch soccer or go to a wedding with the kid from BBC radio…
MILA KUNIS: Oh, that’s right!
ESQ: Yeah, he was adorable. But when were you last approached at a bar?
MK: I swear to God we were having this conversation yesterday and I don’t know. Literally, I don’t remember the last time I got hit on.
ESQ: Not one guy has hit on you today?
MK: I might have been hit on by a woman recently, but I’m not 100-percent sure.
ESQ: What was her method?
MK: [Laughs.] Not making any eye contact, [...and snorts] and being really awkward. I’m being such an asshole right now.
ESQ: Well you were famous by about the time you were about 14, so there’s probably an intimidation factor.
MK: There might have been guys with enough cajones to send over a drink. If I was hit on today maybe I just don’t know it. I told my friend that I never get hit on and he’s like, “You’re crazy!” But as far as I know, no, I’ve almost never been hit on.
ESQ: Well I’ll refrain, but what tactic would best work on you?
MK: Make me laugh.
ESQ: Just make you laugh?
MK: For sure. If you can make me laugh, do it. And don’t be an asshole. Don’t be that guy who’s like, “Should I know who you are?” That bullshit ain’t gonna get you far, buddy. But if you’re funny and legit and can make me giggle? Sold.
Music: This is going to sound really clichéd – but The Beatles. They were the first cross over band, and they’re from your country, so that’s awesome. ‘Back In The USSR’ is my favourite song. But I think what makes that band so great is that you can’t really pick and chose, they’re so consistent. I also like U2 and the Foo Fighters – I like any band that stands for something and believes in something.
Literature: I love Huckleberry Finn – it’s a book that’s very influential, very specific to it’s time and it’s oddly controversial to this day. I loved it growing up and it’s so interesting that in 2014 we won’t allow our kids to read it.
Men: I think a man should have his drink on the rocks. I think there’s something sexy, classy and modern about a simple beverage – it’s James Bond style. You never want to see a man who’s pounding shots and making a fool of himself. You want a man who can hold his liquor and sip it.
Drinking: There are three ways I like to drink bourbon. First, as a Penacilin – that’s ginger beer, bourban, soda water and honey – it’s delicious. Then Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost with soda and lime, and a lot of time I just like black label on the rocks.
On acting: I think the most important thing is to be proud of the choices that you make and learn from them – I’m not perfect, but I’ll stand by my decisions.