Even though we completely have a girl crush on Mila Kunis, it’s not the same as our tender affection for someone like Emma Stone. Frankly, Mila is pretty intimidating, so that while we’ll excitedly send around that great video of her verbally bitchslapping a reporter in Russian, we’re also terrified of ever ending up in her crosshairs like that. Everything we admire about her is also what would make us never want to get on her bad side. I wasn’t really able to articulate that until just now, and it’s because of a Redditor who provided some dirt on the Ted star.
According to this AMA thread, whiphippo is the daughter of an assistant director who spent much of her childhood and adolescence on the set of many major motion pictures. She’s very candid about the actors she’s encountered. Not surprisingly, the highest-rated comment is her answer to who’s the douchiest star she’s come across:
“I wouldn’t call her a ‘douche,’ but I was not a huge fan of Mila Kunis. I think she’s very talented and I respect her for the work she’s done, and I’m actually still very much a fan of hers, but she was not very pleasant to be around. Constant smoke breaks, would stare right through you, and was constantly surrounded by very large, burly assistants/security team members.”
Turns out whiphippo worked on Ted last year, which is likely where she encountered Mila. Honestly, it makes a lot of sense that Mila would be more guarded than other actors: She was only seven when she was uprooted from Ukraine to Los Angeles, and she’s been working her way up the ranks since. You expect some toughness from someone who’s had to acclimate to a whole new language and culture, not to mention when that culture is Hollywood.
The only reason I didn’t want to believe the anecdote is because she’s so damn charming on-screen. She played a great foil for Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane in Ted, and she nailed the mix of acerbic and yearning romantic in Friends with Benefits. She seems like someone who would be a loyal friend, but you’d have to earn her respect first. And there’s not really anything wrong with that.
In other unsurprising news, here’s whiphippo’s favorite actress to meet: “Definitely Jennifer Garner! She was so sweet! I’ve actually met her a few times and she always remembers me and asks how I’m doing.”