Mila Kunis, who has been in countless comedies, insists that being funny is difficult– whether or not she’s naked.
“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,” she told GQ.
The actress, who is featured on GQ‘s August cover for their annual comedy issue, got candid with the magazine about Friends with Benefits, joking around with the guys, and the downsides of being attractive in Hollywood.
Below are some of the highlights of Mila’s GQ&A, that prove, as the magazine puts it, “that the most talented straight man in Hollywood also happens to be the sexiest woman alive.”
On whether she’s ever been in a Friends with Benefits-type relationship:
“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?”
On why FWBs are about more than sex:
“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 fucked. You might be able to treat our relationship as killing time. I might not. I may be in love with you.”
On working with actors like Seth MacFarlane and Jason Segel:
“Put me at a table with five guys making dick jokes and I will be right there with them. And, uh, I’m on Family Guy. I’ve been on that show for so long that I don’t get grossed out by anything. But I’ve never had an experience where it’s been a bunch of dudes making dick jokes and I was like, ‘Oh, there go the boys. I’m going to go get a pedicure and be back in an hour.’”
On men in Hollywood not finding women funny:
“I don’t personally know of anybody, no. I could give you some bullshit 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.”
August’s GQ will hit newsstands on July 19, but while you’re waiting, check out Kunis’s cover. Then, let us know what you think by writing on our Facebook page, tweeting to us at @SocialiteLife, or by posting in the comments section below!