Mila Kunis to GQ: Friends with benefits is like communism

Jul 12, 2011 at 11:13 a.m. ET

Mila Kunis is a strange sort of expert when it comes to the 'friends with benefits' relationship. Though she swears she's never had a buddy like that, we'll all be watching her be Friends with Benefits with Justin Timberlake on the big screen.

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Mila Kunis wants you to love her upcoming film Friends with Benefits, but she isn't afraid to say she's not a fan of the casual hookup in real life. The 27-year-old, who says she's single (except for that upcoming date with the army sergeant!), spoke to GQ about sex and humor for their August issue.

GQ: Your new movie is called Friends with Benefits. Ever been in one of those relationships?
Mila Kunis: Oy. I haven't, but I can give you my stance on it: It's like communism -- good in theory, in execution it fails. Friends of mine have done it, and it never ends well. Why do people put themselves through that torture?

GQ: It's because they enjoy sex.
Mila Kunis: But friends with benefits isn't a purely sexual relationship -- it's two people who like each other having sex, not a random hookup. And when two people who like each other have sex, eventually someone catches feelings and everything is [expletive]. You might be able to treat our relationship as killing time. I might not. I may be in love with you.

GQ: Do you have a personal experience of men in Hollywood not finding women funny?
Mila Kunis: I don't personally know of anybody, no. I could give you some [expletive] excuse why I don't, but I just don't. The bottom line is if you're an attractive female in this industry, people just take you as that: attractive. People aren't getting the opportunity to move beyond being attractive. It's not only with comedy. It could be with drama or action or whatever. People are distracted by looks. It happens. I'm not saying it happened to me, but it happens.

GQ: Is it harder to be funny when you're naked?
Mila Kunis: It's hard to be funny in general. I think I have a good sense of humor, but I'm not, like, a joke-teller. I get the jokes, which is sometimes half the battle. Believe me, I have no idea why anyone hires me... Image is not a priority for me. I have to think about how I'm going to word this... A lot of times, people go into this industry with a grandiose idea of fame and think the only way to achieve that is to please everybody. Unfortunately, that can lead to very self-conscious on-screen choices. This industry scrutinizes you. It'll tear you apart.

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