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Mila Kunis on Being a Jewish Mom ‘Born to Guilt-Trip You’

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Mila Kunis is having a moment. In promoting her latest film, “Bad Moms 2,” she’s also been talking candidly about marriage (to Ashton Kutcher) and being a stereotypical Jewish mother to her two kids. She recently opened up to Ynet, telling the Israeli newspaper:

The amount of guilt that I’ve perfected the use of — already on my 3-year-old — is magical. … I took a 23 and Me DNA test, where you find out what’s your DNA, and I’m thinking “I’m going to be exotic; there’s going to be something wonderful about me.” No, ya’ll, I’m 96% Ashkenazi Jew. There’s nothing exotic about me. I am a Jew. You know what that means? My blood is born to guilt-trip you.

(Click through to see the Ynet interview.)

http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5036449,00.html

Kunis also spoke recently with Pride Source, and praised the queer community’s longtime support for strong women:

The gay community is so wonderful and has always been so amazing in empowering women, and I think the reason why you have the icons — be it Cher, be it Madonna, be it Britney Spears — is because the rest of the world will be like, “They’re such a bitch,” and the gay community is like, “Fuck, yeah they are.” They embrace the powerful woman. Always have.

Because anytime someone is like (pointing to herself), “She’s a bitch,” my roommate who was gay was always like, “Yeah, she is!” And he’d turn it around. So, I think the gays have always loved any woman on screen that represents power or strength or something that they have overcome — anything that’s positive. Because I feel like being gay is not fucking easy, and I say this because I was raised with the gays my entire life.

When it comes to marriage, Kunis also pointed out that she and Kutcher didn’t get married until after gay marriage was legalized in 2015:

It just didn’t feel equal, so why would I? It just didn’t feel like it made sense to me. The concept of marriage didn’t make sense to me because my friends couldn’t do it, and I found nothing wrong with what they wanted. So, I was like, “Well, then it’s not sacred, then it’s not what it’s supposed to be, so I don’t want it.”

Then when marriage became legal, the second that it happened I was doing a stunt in London. So, I got a text that said it was legal, and I’m in the middle of a stunt and there’s fire blowing everywhere, and I just start bawling — literally bawling. Because something that I thought was never gonna happen — ever! — happened. The next text was my husband and he was like, “Now what?” And I went, “OK.”


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