Some women worry about maintaining a healthy work-life balance after they have children. Not Mila Kunis. The costar of Oz the Great and Powerful plans to solve the dilemma altogether by being an at-home mother.
Interviewed by costar James Franco, the actress explains, “I want to be a present mom. When I was growing up my mom and dad worked full-time, [but] they both worked full-time in one location. I’m never in the same place for more than two months. How am I ever going to have a family like that?”
(Mila adds that “I want a family – just like, one day, not tomorrow,” so it doesn’t sound as though she’s pushing her boyfriend Ashton Kutcher to make things permanent.)
Even though her career is red-hot right now, Mila doesn’t see herself following the paths of actresses like Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren, who have enjoyed success in middle-age and beyond.
“It’s weird that at the age of 29 I’m talking about aging in this industry, but the truth is that I don’t think I can do this for the rest of my life,” she tells her costar. “I want to be a producer….But I also want a life.”
If Mila does continue acting after she becomes a mother, she’ll pick her projects carefully, perhaps taking on one movie a year. “You have to make compromises,” she says.
It’s hard to imagine such a popular and talented actress cutting back on her work, but we tip our hat to her for having her priorities straight and not allowing herself to get overly caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle.
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]
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