Mila Kunis being interviewed by Chris Stark for BBC

Television interviews with celebrities are boring affairs, generally. This is especially true of junket interviews conducted for television. Celebrities spend all day, or sometimes two or more days, answering the same predictable questions from a never-ending conveyor belt of entertainment reporters. The celebrities give canned answers, but the interviewers don’t care as long as its all lighthearted and the celebs stay awake.

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Mila Kunis, in the interview, is promoting Oz the Great and Powerful but her interviewer, Chris Stark of BBC Radio 1, would much rather discuss his mates back at his favorite pub and how impressed they would be that he’s talking with Kunis.

Playing a bumbling reporter, Stark seems to be channeling Hugh Grant from one of the actors many comedies. It’s unclear if Kunis believes at first that he really is the nervous on-air newbie that he claims to be. Apparently, Stark is a humorist on a BBC radio program.

Relieved of the tedium of answering repetitious questions, she encourages him to keep chatting about his mates. He asks her questions, all right, but they’re mostly about whether she’d go to a soccer match with him and then maybe return with him to the pub to raise a pint or two with the laddies.

When one of Kunis’ handlers tells her she needs to talk about the movie, Kunis accommodates by launching into a long stream of rehearsed lines about how great it was to work with James Franco, how Rachel Weisz was like “an amazing older sister” and how the only bad thing about working with Michelle Williams was how few scenes they had together, yada yada, after which Scott, without batting an eye. invites her to a wedding.

By the time he asks if she’s ever taken all her clothes off and danced naked at a wedding party, I think most everyone in the room realizes they’re being put on.

 

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