Black Swan star Mila Kunis heats up the cover of the March 2011 issue of W Magazine. In her interview with the mag she chats about coming to America, her film Black Swan andbecoming an actor.
Check out some highlights from her interview below.
On if she’s always wanted to be an actress: “No. I started acting when I was nine as a hobby because it was fun, and it allowed me to get out of school. The first thing I did was a Barbie commercial, and I got to keep the Barbie. That’s all a kid wants.”
On if she think it’s difficult for women to be considered both beautiful and funny in Hollywood: “I was never raised to think that I was pretty. It’s not that I was raised to think I was unattractive, but it was just never something that was pointed out to me by my family. They would point out personality traits—’Our daughter is really quirky’—versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference.”
On long hours of dance training for Black Swan: “I will never dance again! The first time I saw the movie, I was like it’s great that the performance has been captured on film, because I will never put on those pointe shoes again.”I had never danced in my life. I trained for four months, seven days a week, five hours a day. I had one day off on my birthday. I lost 20 pounds. I tore a ligament. I dislocated my shoulder. I have two scars on my back. And it was worth every minute. But I will never dance again… I was like, Well—I wear heels; I can do this. I was wrong: Christian Louboutins are uncomfortable, but I screamed the first time I put on a pointe shoe.”