Moviehole talks to the beautiful Mila Kunis (TVs “That 70’s Show”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) about her role in the action-packed “Max Payne”. In this one-on-one interview, Gaynor Flynn learns about her weapons training, fitness regime and how she enjoyed working with the-artist-formerly-known-as-Marky-Mark.
Tell me about your character in Max Payne.
I play a character her name is Mona Stacks. She is an assassin and she loses her sister and she assumes Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) was the one who was responsible for it. But he gets set up. So she goes on a spree to kill Max Payne and while doing so they both realize theyâ€™re looking for the same bad guy. And they kind of team up together and ultimately realize that you canâ€™t save the dead and once a person is dead theyâ€™re gone and revenge doesnâ€™t solve anything.
What training did you have to do for this role?
I had weapons training more so than anything. Like I can put MK5 together and apart and I can shoot a Colt evenly. I did that. I did a little bit of baton training.
Do you normally, work out and keep fit?
I do not work out at all. I go through phases. Iâ€™ll do Pilates for two months then Iâ€™ll get bored. A year later Iâ€™ll do yoga for two months then Iâ€™ll get bored. So no Iâ€™m not one of those work out fiends.
Did you discover anything about yourself while making this film?
Only that I can shoot a gun really well.
Whatâ€™s Mark Wahlberg like to work with?
Mark is great. Heâ€™s a gentleman. Heâ€™s incredibly professional, heâ€™s a family man, he loves his family. Its incredibly important to him, heâ€™s an all round great guy and heâ€™s an absolute pleasure to work with. Heâ€™s everything you want out of a co star.
Youâ€™ve become a pin up girl. How do you handle that?
I think its great and I appreciate it while its there but looks fade ultimately thatâ€™s the bottom line and I hope people start noticing me for something other than that.
What about your growing level of fame? How do you handle that?
I donâ€™t think anythingâ€™s changed. I think people think its changed but it really hasnâ€™t and if people want to admire me for my work then thatâ€™s awesome but I donâ€™t think anythingâ€™s changed.
Well down the track it might, particularly after films like this come out.
You take it one day at a time. I mean so far Iâ€™m doing fine. I donâ€™tâ€™ let it get to me. Itâ€™s not something thatâ€™s important to me. I donâ€™t put too much emphasis on it and as long as that stays as is, I think Iâ€™ll be fine. I think the only time thereâ€™s going to be a problem is when my opinion changes towards that. as long as it doesnâ€™tâ€™ stay important to me Iâ€™ll be okay. I mean who knows whatâ€™s going to happen. Who knows whatâ€™s going to happen tomorrow.
What do you like to do outside of acting?
I read a lot. I hang out with friends. I mean like any other person who has a normal nine to five. My version of nine to five is going to the set and then when I come home I do what every other normal person does. Whether thatâ€™s having a bath, or go to dinner with friends or watch TV I mean its really no different.
How often do you have to do in and do Family Guy?
I go in once every couple of weeks and we bank a bunch of episodes together and thatâ€™s about its, its not very intense at all.
What are you doing next?
Extract, Jason Bateman owns an extract factory and then a boy of his gets impaled in the genitals and I seduce the employee to sue the company for a $1 million. I play a pathological liar whoâ€™s a kleptomaniac. Itâ€™s really, really funny.
Do you get nervous when you get a role?
No I donâ€™t get nervous. I get excited to work on a project that youâ€™re excited about and passion about. Youâ€™re just excited to do something that makes you happy.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.