Esquire magazine has named Mila Kunis the sexiest woman alive. The mag celebrated the nod to the actress with a photo shoot that didn’t require much work from wardrobe.
Kunis might be sexy, but she’s also funny. As she explains it, “I think I stumbled upon doing funny things, but I’m not funny. I just know how to deliver a joke. There are people who naturally exude humor and are constantly saying funny things, and there are the people who know how to deliver a joke. It’s a learned skill. Through 20 years of doing this, I practice it. I think that the second you think that you’re funny is when you stop being funny.”
Being named sexiest woman alive isn’t bound to mess with Kunis’ idea of herself. Her roots seem securely planted. “What I do and who I am are two different things. And they always will be. What happens with people is they lose sight of who they are, and they become either who they want to be or who they are perceived to be. But whatever it is, it is no longer who they are. So much of who you are in this industry is based on what that critic says, what that director says, what that actor says. People start believing all that, and they become what everybody else wants them to be. And I think that I’ve consciously separated my two lives. I love what I do. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. But when I’m done with work, I’m done with work. I think that if I bought into the hype, I would lose all sight of who I am, and so much of who I am is what my parents went through and instilled in me. And I never want to lose that. Ever. Because I would be so disappointed if I didn’t make them proud.”
Read more in the November 2012 issue of Esquire.