Mila Kunis | Robert Erdmann | Glamour UK September 2011 | ‘Dial M for Mila’
Mila Kunis expresses great ambivalence about her looks in her ’ sex kitten’ images for the September issue of Glamour UK. Lensed by Robert Erdmann and styled by Charlotte-Anne Fidler, the actress makes a point of saying the her looks have haunted her for years:
“I grew into my face. I had a very funny looking face when I was little. I had like big eyes, big lips, big ears. But when I was little I was constantly being made fun of for having big eyes and that was awful.
After losing 20 pounds for her role in last year’s ‘Black Swan’ role with Natalie Portmen, who also lost considerable weight for the role, Kunis says her outlook on her relationship with her body has changed.
“I don’t think I ever fully realized what a human body is capable of doing,” she says. “But I think I was also, in a beautiful way, incredibly naïve. I believed I could do anything. I never for one moment thought I couldn’t do it. I believe in hard work. In self-drive and self-worth.”
Kunis doesn’t lend a helping hand to people who say they just can’t lose weight. Without being haughty or demeaning, she says ‘Yes you can.’
However, the actress doesn’t wear the wide-eyed rose glasses worn by so many Hollywood starlets and fashion models.
“I’m in an industry based on rejection. On negativity and let-downs,” says Kunis, who turns 28 on August 14. “People are rejected every single day purely based on opinion, about who’s a good actress, who’s a bad actress, who’s pretty, who’s ugly, who’s fat, who’s skinny. So why go there? You have to have a positive outlook. Otherwise you’re in a very dark place.”