October 11, 2012 02:00 PM by Gina Hall
“You’re never going to work in this town again” is a cliche line that no one expects to hear anymore, until they do. Who told “Punk’d” star Mila Kunis that her career would be over before she became a leading lady?
The newly minted “Sexiest Woman Alive” was told that if she didn’t pose for a certain magazine cover, that her career would be over.
Mila Kunis told “Esquire” that “my career was threatened over me not wanting to do the cover of a magazine by an executive. Oh, that’s not even true. A person higher than an executive. It was like, ‘If you don’t do this magazine, you’ll never work in this company.’ I went, ‘Great.’ It was the first time that I had someone on the phone tell me that I will never work in this industry again.”
This was back in 2008 when Mila Kunis was starring in the dud, Max Payne. Little did the person know that Mila would catapult herself to the top of the box office with her sense of humor and acting skills, instead of just her body.
“I said, ‘I’m sorry, what did you say?’ It wasn’t Playboy, but it was a magazine I didn’t want to do. It’s very simple. I just didn’t want to do it. I said I would do that one and that one, just not this one. And this person couldn’t accept no. In my 29 years, I’ve never met someone who lied as much as this person did.
“People in this industry lie so much, they believe their lies. That’s what I learned on that movie. I learned people lie. I think that was the turning point of my career. Where I said no!”
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