Mila Kunis Once Told She “Would Never Work Again” After Refusing to Pose Naked
Mila Kunis just revealed her career was threatened after refusing to pose naked to promote one of her films.
The 33-year-old actress opened up about sexism and gender bias in Hollywood in a powerful essay on husband Ashton Kutcher‘s website — sharing her experience with a producer who wanted her to pose semi-nude for a men’s magazine.
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“I was no longer willing to subject myself to a naïve compromise that I had previously been willing to,” she began. “‘I will never work in this town again?’ I was livid, I felt objectified, and for the first time in my career I said “no.” And guess what? The world didn’t end.”
“The film made a lot of money and I did work in this town again, and again, and again. What this producer may never realize is that he spoke aloud the exact fear every woman feels when confronted with gender bias in the workplace,” she continued.
The mother-of-one, who is also expecting her second child with her That ’70s Show co-star, also shared that she started her own production company to shine light on the issue.
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“I’m done compromising; even more so, I’m done with being compromised. So from this point forward, when I am confronted with one of these comments, subtle or overt, I will address them head on; I will stop in the moment and do my best to educate,” she added. “I cannot guarantee that my objections will be taken to heart, but at least now I am part of creating an environment where there is the opportunity for growth. And if my comments fall on deaf ears, I will choose to walk away.”
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