The series “Pink 70s.” gave birth to high-profile careers and Mila Kunis, who are perhaps the most famous cast members of the cult sitcom today. What’s more, Mila Kunis lied very cleverly about her age in order to get a role in the series – during the audition, the actors were required to be at least 18 years old. Kunis was 14 and said she would turn 18…on her 18th birthday.
Ashton Kutcher on the awkward age difference on the set of “The Pink 70s.”
The casting directors didn’t think to ask when Kunis’ 18th birthday was exactly, and she did so well in the audition that the creators couldn’t imagine anyone better to play the saucy and spoiled Jackie. When Mila’s understatement came to light, the producers turned a blind eye to it.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis as the on-screen couple, Michael and Jackie ‘Pink 90s’ / Netflix
However, the young age of the actress turned out to be a bit troublesome for herself, because the script assumed that she would play Michael Kelso’s girlfriend. Ashton Kutcher, almost six years her senior, played the role. So when they played the screen couple, he was already 20 years old.
The actor referred to this age difference during an interview with the BBC, during which he promoted his latest film “At my place or at your place”. This comedy production, in which Reese Witherspoon also starred, was made for the A platform. It so happens that the same service not so long ago showed the continuation of “The Pink 70s.” or “Pink 90s”. The series is about the next generation of West Point kids. This time the main character is Eric and Donna’s daughter, Leia, who comes to her grandparents on vacation and spends time with her friends in the exact same basement as her parents. Moreover, in her pack is Jay Kelso – the son of Jackie and Michael.
Both Ashton and Kutcher returned to their roles after a 17-year hiatus and made guest appearances on the set of a new production by the same creators with their daughter. Kutcher recalls it this way:
The day I went to work with my wife was the best day of the year. The craziest part of this experience is probably that we are in a completely different place in our relationship than when we left the set before. I mean she was 14-15 and I was 20. There was no romantic feeling between us.
Now we’re back to playing those roles and it’s a new, shared experience for us. These characters have been a big part of our lives for a long time, so now it was both really wild and nostalgic and fun.
The issue of “Pink 70s.” began in 1998, and the production itself left the screens after 200 episodes in 2006. In the last season, Ashton Kutcher appeared only as a guest, because he was already focusing on other film and television projects. The relationship between the actors loosened up a lot, not to mention the fact that Kutcher was married to Demi Moore from 2005 to 2013, and Mila Kunis herself was in a relationship with Macaulay Culkin for almost a decade.
In 2016, Mila Kunis gave an interview to Howard Stern, in which she told more about their relationship: “We played boyfriend and girlfriend for eight years. Whether our characters were together or were breaking up, there was no romance between us.” This is how he recalls the moment when something changed:
After “The Pink 70s.” we kept in touch, sometimes we met and told each other what was going on with us. I wasn’t thinking of him in a romantic context at the time. And then we ran into each other at some awards show.
At first all I see is the back of this tall dude and I wonder who it could be. I was standing there looking up and I was wearing a big puffy dress that made me look ridiculous. He just turned around and it felt like we were in a movie because the music would start playing and the violin would start. I literally forgot to breathe – that was the first time he took my breath away. Damn, he looks good.
In 2015, Mila and Ashton were married and had two children.
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