After Will Smith received a “incredible” standing ovation at the Oscars, Mila Kunis commented on sitting down.
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Will Smith accepted the best actor award for his role in “King Richard” shortly after slapping host Chris Rock for a joke he made about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Mila Kunis is opening up about the “no-brainer” of refusing, along with husband Ashton Kutcher, to give him a standing ovation at this year’s Oscars.
The 39-year-old “That ’70s Show” alum said in a recent interview with C Magazine that “the idea of leading by example only makes sense when you actually have someone to lead.”
Daughter Wyatt, 7, and son Dmitri, 5, are her “small little tribe here at home,” she said, adding that “never once do I want to tell them to do something if I’m not willing to do it myself. To me, it seemed obvious that nobody should stand up, but I was surprised by the number of people who did. Wow, what a time we live in where people choose doing what looks nice over doing what is right. I find it to be ridiculous.
After the comedian, who was born and reared in New York, compared Pinkett Smith’s alopecia-related shorter hair to “G.I. Jane 2,” Smith hit him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences conducted an official investigation into the incident, and Smith was prohibited from attending any academy events for ten years as a result.
Kunis, who was born in Ukraine, and Kutcher raised about $40 million earlier this year to aid those devastated by the war in her own country; for this deed, Time magazine named Kunis one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2022.
Despite identifying as American due to her early arrival and “rapid assimilation,” Kunis claimed that the war “gave me a feeling of identity broader than being just American. Your outlook alters after having children.
She said that instead of focusing on attempting to “be more successful at work,” she now tries to “be a person that I want my kids to admire.”
Despite the fact that she doesn’t speak the language and only knows a tiny bit of Russian, Kunis remarked, “When the war started, my kids recognized that Ukraine was a part of me before I did.” “Mom, isn’t that where you’re from? they asked. Have we relatives there? What are we doing about the war that’s going on?