Mila Kunis may have been born in the ’80s—and no, that’s not a typo—but she’s awfully convincing as a “Me Decade” teenager on the hit sitcom That ’70s Show. In January, she ditches the bad clothes and disco of her day job to play a hip high schooler in Get Over It.
Just the Facts: The 17-year-old Kunis was born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine, where she lived with her mother, Elvira, now a drugstore manager, and her father, Mark, a cab-company president, until she was seven years old.
But Does Miss Movie Star Have a Curfew? Kunis lives with her folks in Los Angeles, where she films her role on the coolest show to come out of the ’70s since The Partridge Family. She gets tutored on set and attends high school one week per month.
Come on Down! “I learned to speak English by watching The Price Is Right with my mother. I didn’t have any friends then because no one could communicate with me. I’m still pretty shy, but the moment I get to know someone, I’m pretty loud and obnoxious.”
A Lady Never Tells: “I’ve been dating someone for four months now,” she says, revealing only that her beau is also on a TV show. “I promised myself I would never date an actor, but it’s such a dumb thing to say. He’s awesome—outgoing, intellectual and honest.”
Just an Old-Fashioned Love Thong: In the new film Get Over It, Kunis is the popular Basin (best friend to costar Kirsten Dunst), whose love interest happens to be played by the singer Sisqo. “When I found out that I had to kiss Sisqo, I wondered if he would ask me to show him my thong. I had this image of him being a hard-core rapper, but no. He’s just the nicest little guy—you want to hug him constantly!”
Are Her Pants Actually on Fire? Yes, she lied about her age to get the part on That ’70s Show. “I said I was gonna be 18—I was 13, but I was gonna be 18 sooner or later! Hey, producers are always gonna lie to you, so you might as well lie right back.”