TV Film News interviewed Mila about her newest movie Ted. Read the whole interview below!
Having worked with Seth MacFarlane for so long on ‘Family Guy,‘ what was it like for seeing him direct live-action?
Mila Kunis: It’s strange to have Seth be a director, because as much as I have worked with him on ‘Family Guy,’ I’m in one booth, he’s in another booth, and normally he has to explain to me what’s happening. When you record ‘Family Guy,’ you record it a year before anything’s drawn up, so I have no idea what I’m doing. He has to explain the plot, explain what happens, then you do it three or four times and move on. Seeing him actually be a visual director, explaining scenarios and characters, visually setting up shots, it’s been great. I couldn’t be prouder of him, I think he done an amazing job with ‘Ted,’ an amazing job.
What was your reaction to ‘Ted’ when they first told you about the project?
Mila Kunis: It’s a movie about a talking teddy bear, and would expect nothing less from Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. To me it made sense. I didn’t question it at all, I was like, “OK.” I mean, I’m on a cartoon with a talking dog, I’m not gonna question a bear – what’s the difference (laughs). And with Seth, I trust him, he knows humour. I really do. He knows funny. Sometimes I’ll be like, “You’re wrong!” But no, he’s not, he’s always right (laughs), just don’t tell him I said that.
Can you tell us a little bit about your character Lori?
Mila Kunis: Lori, she is a hard working girl who loves Mark Wahlberg’s character, for him being a child at heart. But she also has this thing in her where she wants to settle down, have a sense of security that he’s not capable of giving her. And I think she ultimately comes to the realisation that you can’t change someone, you just have to accept them for who they are. And I think she comes into terms with knowing that she is truly in love with the person that he is. And accepting Ted as well.
I thought that she was a great character in that she’s well balanced, she could have easily been nagging or “one-of-the-guys”….?
Mila Kunis: Oh definitely. My biggest concern for every re-write that I read was I didn’t want her to be nagging. I didn’t need her to be one of the guys, I didn’t need her to be nagging. I do believe there’s a happy medium, not all women are beer drinking, American Football loving woman. And then not all women are naggy. There is some that are halfway, so I was like, “I’m gonna do this. Your gonna have to help me?” And Seth did, he trusted me and I trusted him. Then Lori was born. But yes, it was a very fine line because I come from doing a lot of movies with a lot of guys, for some reason. There’s an aspect of my humour that I guess is very guy friendly, but I do believe that I’m still feminine (laughs). I like to hold that for all the ladies (laughs)!
New HQ photos of Mila and friends
Candids from 2012 > Mila and friends went for a hike in the Hollywood Hills (June 22)
Enjoy additional mega set of over 1000 photos of “Ted” world premiere. The albums contains photos from the red carpet, after party and bunch of pics with Mila comes across to sign for the fans. Be sure to take your time to watch the videos below.
Appearances from 2012 > “Ted” World Premiere – Arrivals
Appearances from 2012 > “Ted” World Premiere – After Party
Candids from 2012 > Mila comes across to sign for the fans at the premiere of Ted (June 21)
First HQ photo set from the
Appearances from 2012 > “Ted” World Premiere – Arrivals (June 21)
Mila and Mark Wahlberg appeared on Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! – Game Night Special to promote Ted. After the interview they both took a
TV Shows from 2012 > Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Game Night Special)
To promote Ted, Mila is going to appear at Conan O Brien show on next