Mila Kunis Shares Her Parenting Fear
Parenting is what Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher concern right now. Especially after 22-month-old daughter Wyatt Isabelle and their new baby on the way fulfilled their home.
The 33-years-old actress told on Australia based radio podcast The Kyle and Jackie O show, “The one topic of conversation we had even prior to ever having kids was always, ‘How do you raise a child to not be an a——?’ ”
“When I was having Wyatt my biggest fear was to have an a**hole for a child. I really don’t want my kids to be a**holes and they are going to be so privileged. I grew up so poor that I was like, “Does anybody drink ketchup with water for soup?”
“Everything – information, material things – will be so accessible to my kids, because it’s the lifestyle they will know. How do you make them appreciative of the things they have?”
“We took our nieces to Skid Row [an impoverished [neighbourhood], drove through and were like, “Welcome to LA, you b*tches!” It’s a good reality check for any kid.”
“It’s so important because we both came from pretty solid poverty backgrounds and grew up very poor and are very much self-made and are very aware of what a dollar is worth,” she adds. “Nothing’s been handed to us.”
The Bad Mom star compare to her childhood memories to what her child has today, she said, “I grew up in Russia in the 1980s, it was like the 1940s in America [laughs]. Clearly I survived no car seats, no seatbelts. My mum would give me coffee! My dad used to dry his cigarettes and, of course, I didn’t know what they were but my mom told me that once I came over with a mouth full of tobacco and I liked it! I was like, “Why are you telling me this?”
Mila Kunis admits the difficulty to shows to her daughter and baby on the way about how to appreciate what they have, but the couple doing their very best.
“It’s a matter of teaching them from a very early age that, you know, ‘Mommy and Daddy may have a dollar, but you’re poor,’ ” she jokes. ” ‘You are very poor, you have nothing. Mommy and Daddy have a bank account.’ ”
The appreciation continues to what the actress has, a perfect and hands-on dad. Kunis, praising Asthon Kutcher, her husband, “I have the world’s greatest husband – I don’t think it’s physically possible to be any more hands-on as a father. We both work full-time, but at home we are with our child and super present. We both wanted a family so much, it’s really important.”
Mila Kunis continues, “But he is great at acknowledging that I clearly know more about certain things – from checking the fever at 2am, to knowing what food is right for her. Whatever it may be, I think it makes partners fantastic when they say, “OK, you got it, I’m with you”.
As far as Bad Moms goes, Mila Kunis says the movie is less about making fun of the mom world and more about embracing all types of parenting.
“If you can’t find a character to relate to, then chances are you are one of them and are in denial,” she says. “I think the writers did a beautiful job of creating very specific characters that people can hopefully pinpoint and be like, ‘That’s me!’ It’s very honest.”
The actress said during her recent AOL Build discussion about the film in New York about her Bad Moms role, “It all kind of happened very serendipitiously,
“So, this is the only movie I did between Baby 1 and 2,” the 32-year-old actress explained. “I never gave myself a timeline. I said, ‘I’m going to go back as far as acting is concerned, when I am ready, when I find the right project, when the time is right.’ I have Family Guy, I have a production company at ABC for TV and I go to work every day, but doing a film is like 17 hours a day, six days a week out of town for months on end. You really do miss chunks of your kid’s life, so I was like, ‘I don’t know when that’s going to be.’ And everybody was super-supportive.”