Well, I didn’t have time to translate this yesterday, so it’s one day late, but the intentions are still valid, so here we go. Twenty eight years ago, on August 14th 1983, a girl called Milena Markovna Kunis was born in the city of Chernovtsy, in Soviet Union (today Chernivtsi, Ukraine). And in no time since then has a tribute to this actress been more appropriate. After plenty of appearances in TV series episodes or movies made for television, in 1998 Mila landed the role of Jackie Burkhart in the sitcom That ‘70s Show. It was the first glimpse of success in a career that was just beginning. Up until 2006, when That ‘70s Show went off the air, Mila collaborated for the great success of the series, which amused many people and garnered a broad fan base. During this time, she took on the role (which she keeps ‘til today) of the voice of the character Meg Griffin in the animated TV series Family Guy, in addition to having made appearances in the series Grounded for Life and American Dad, as well as the movie Get Over It, acting alongside Kirsten Dunst. With the end of That ‘70s Show came a sequence of supporting roles in less notorious productions. A good opportunity presented itself with the adaption for the screen of videogame Max Payne, starred by Mark Wahlberg. Mila played character Mona Sax, a key element for the journey of the troubled title character. The movie, however, fell short, and this wasn’t the time for Mila to get back to stardom. At this point, it would be easy to discard her as one more cute face that lucked out on a role, and would never shine again.
And then came the year of 2010. Right in January, Mila appeared beside no one less than Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman in the post-apocalyptic fiction The Book of Eli. A little after that, she showed up on a supporting role in comedy Date Night, with Steve Carell and Tina Fey. And finally, after playing a large number of festivals, on December 17th the movie Black Swan was commercially released in the USA. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the film shows a ballerina who slowly cracks under the pressure and competiveness of the world she works in. In the role of Lily, a mysterious and sensual character who makes the counterpoint for the main character Nina (played by Natalie Portman), Mila Kunis had a ravishing performance. She didn’t manage to grab an Oscar nomination – considering that two of the five spots were taken by The Fighter – but she got awards and nominations in other events. More important than that, she displayed talent and received enough attention to give new strength to her career. The near future will tell if remain on the spotlight and maybe get to the “top of the hill” club. Among her next works are Friends With Benefits (beside Justin Timberlake), which has already opened in the US, Canada and parts of Europe, but will only come to Brazil in September; and Oz: The Great and Powerful – prequel to The Wizard of Oz – to be directed by no less than Sam Raimi, and in which Mila will share the screen with James Franco (as Oz), Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff. The blog’s wishes are for a long and fruitful career.
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: one of the great honors the lady conquered in her career was to be selected to be a part of my selection of “15 beautiful actresses under 30”. I don’t have to tell you that’s way more important than the Oscar, right? Hehehe. If you have any doubts as to my reasons for picking her, check out the following photos.
To find out who keeps Mila company in the list of “15 beautiful actresses under 30”, click here.
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If you like TV series, you may wanna check out my list “The best 10 TV series of all time” (click here).
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