Let me start by saying that I love Mila Kunis. She’s beautiful and seems like she’d be fun to hang out with, given the funny and self-aware, yet deprecating way about her. I love that cackle of a laugh she’s got, too. Mila is back for a second season with Miss Dior Handbags and looks absolutely retro-gorgeous in Dior’s latest ad campaign.
Mila is on the cover of August’s Glamour Magazine and chatted about her weight issues. Remember when she weighed 98 lbs. during the filming of Black Swan? Everyone freaked out over how thin Mila (and co-star Natalie Portman) were in the film; now some rude media outlets are calling Mila “fat”. Seriously?
Mila Kunis, this week at ComicCon 2012
“This is my normal body. It’s not 98 pounds. God, I’m probably 25 pounds heavier in muscle mass and weight at this point. What was crazy was, when I was shooting Black Swan, everyone was like, “Gosh, you’re really too skinny.” Then my weight started bouncing back and they’re like, “She looked better when she was anorexic-looking.” You can’t please anyone! It was just for work. I didn’t do it because I had issues. Now this is my normal weight that I started out with.”
“I think that male actors are allowed to get older and female actors are not. So you have your 40-year-old guys being paired with a twenty-something woman. The documentary Searching for Debra Winger is the best thing that explains it.”
Mila is itty-bitty! I’m struggling with the idea of these media sites pointing fingers at her normality (which is still quite small) and calling her overweight. Sadly, it’s not just Hollywood that crams these horrible statements down the throats of women of all ages; we all feel the stress (demand?) to measure up to society’s pressure to be pin-thin…and forever young. If it takes someone like Mila to speak out, I’m all for it, considering she is both young and thin, but is already feeling the sting of unkind and inappropriate criticism.