Mila Kunis leads a pretty charmed life. The 29-year-old has a full slate of feature films coming out in 2013, gets to spend her free time with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, and now, can go to her grave saying that she was, at one point, the sexiest woman alive.
Yes, Esquire magazine has bestowed its magical title of Sexiest Woman Alive this year on Kunis, who dethrones last year's honoree, Rihanna. And as is tradition, Kunis celebrates her new role in the magazine's November issue by posing for a photo spread wearing lingerie and less. She also shares in an interview her thoughts on everything from the art of humor, to being an immigrant, to politics.
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Though the actress rose to fame on the sitcom "That '70s Show" and has starred in romantic comedies like "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Friends With Benefits," she wouldn't actually call herself a funny person.
"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," she tells the magazine. "It's a learned skill. Through twenty years of doing this, I practice it. I think that the second you think that you're funny is when you stop being funny."
And as for the press she's gotten over the years for her story of coming to the United States from the Ukraine as a child, well, she thinks it's been a bit overblown.
"It has nothing to do with me. I feel awful talking about it, because my parents should sit down and talk about it. They're the ones who went through hell and back, who gave everything up. I didn't do anything," admits Kunis. "I was eight years old, and I tagged along. And my parents made me feel safe. I didn't make those decisions. So I can't take responsibility for it. Every immigrant has a story."
Never, of course, would the 8-year-old girl starting a new life in America have imagined that she'd eventually be a household name here, trailed by the paparazzi on a daily basis (the latter of which, she could live without.) "Is it that hard to go grocery shopping? I can't walk out of my house without being photographed, but it doesn't mean that at ten o'clock at night, I can't go to my twenty-four-hour Ralphs."
And sorry, Mitt, you'll have to look for another sexy 20something to lend her support this election season. "The way that Republicans attack women is so offensive to me," Kunis exclaims. "And the way they talk about religion is offensive. I may not be a practicing Jew, but why we gotta talk about Jesus all the time? And it's baffling to me how a poor person in Georgia can say, 'I'm a Republican.' Why?"
The November issue of Esquire hits newsstands on October 16.
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