Mila Kunis is the first global spokesperson for Jim Beam. (Yes, the liquor.) In honor of this appointment she sat down with Cosmopolitan.com to talk about booze, JLaw, and how she’s conflicted about whether or not she sees herself as sexy.
You shoot covers for women’s and men’s magazines. What is the difference between shooting for a men’s magazine and women’s magazine?
The amount of clothes you wear [laughs]. For a magazine like Cosmo, you wear short dresses and you have the one pose they make you do all the time and you smile and have the big hair. And then you’re in Maxim and it’s half the clothes. It’s very different.
Some of the men’s magazine shoots you’ve done are super-sexy. Do you see yourself as sexy?
Oh no, no. I really don’t. I don’t see myself as not-sexy, it’s just not [one of] the top 40 adjectives I would use to describe myself. But I do see myself as confident, but if someone sees me as sexy I’m not going to argue that and say “no I’m not, you’re crazy.” I’ll just say “thank you” politely.
Speaking of sexy, what’s your ideal date night?
I’ll tell you: we have a thing called white T-shirt night and it’s when you wear jeans and a white T-shirt and you go on a date. Nothing fancy, it’s just something that you love to do. And whether that’s bowling or dinner or going to a cheese shop and have some wine or walking around. I think that’s just the best thing to do — and sometimes it’s just nice to stay home.
Have you met Jennifer Lawrence?
And what was your experience with her like?
I don’t discuss other people, just out of respect for what I would like them to do to me, you know?
OK. Miley Cyrus or Beyoncé?
Beyoncé. Nothing against Miley, but that’s not a fair question. But I think Miley Cyrus would say Beyoncé, because Miley is awesome but she is also young and Beyoncé has proven herself.
Are you a fan of E!’s Fashion Police?
No, I don’t care. I can honestly tell you that I respect E!, but I don’t watch it.
What are your thoughts on red carpet outfit critiques in general?
You can’t really concern yourself with constantly being bombarded with opinions, because everyone has got an opinion.
Are you going to the Oscars?
What are your Oscars plans?
Not to be there.
Are you going to watch them?
No. I respect the Oscars, I’m a part of the Academy, I vote every year — I love it but I’m usually, oddly, out of town, and then I get back and hear who wins and that’s it.
Why did you decide to be the global spokesperson for Jim Beam?
They approached me and I gravitate toward companies that have a family-operated type of feel. When I met with everyone there I felt like I was a part of the company instead of just working for it, so it was a nice fit.