People

Mila Kunis says there is “no such thing” as women being able to have it all

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
Published

Life often imitates art, so it was perhaps inevitable that the star of a new film suggesting women can't have it all would agree that, ultimately, they can't.

Mila Kunis, who stars in new comedy Bad Moms, spoke out against the ideal of a work-life balance for working mothers, telling The Cut there was "no such thing".

"Simply put, the idea of balance doesn’t exist," she said. "You have to be okay with one thing not getting the attention it needs at any particular time. It is your work or your kid, but you can’t balance it." 

Mila Kunis with her husband Ashton Kutcher

Mila Kunis with her husband Ashton Kutcher

The 32-year-old actress, who is expecting her second child with husband Ashton Kutcher, 38, said the only real solution was to ask for help with balancing childcare and work commitments.

Kunis, who already has a one-year-old daughter, Wyatt, added, "A happy woman, a fulfilled woman, will only make a better mother. And at the end of the day, I have to be happy with who I am and what I do.

"That is the only way I’ll be able to be a good mom for my daughter."

The pair in a scene from That '70s show, filmed in 2005

The pair in a scene from That '70s show, filmed in 2005

Kunis also recently revealed that she and her husband began their romantic relationship on much more casual terms, starting out as friends with benefits.

The pair, who met on the set of That 70s Show, then realised they had a more serious connection.

Speaking to Sirius XM, Kunis said, "We started dating with the idea we both were never going to get married. He had just got out of a marriage and I had gotten out of a relationship.

"But we were in agreement that it was just fun. And three months later, I was like, 'this isn't just fun anymore'."