Actress Mila Kunis says she wishes gay teens would realize that “being gay is cool.”

The 27-year-old beauty stars opposite Natalie Portman in Director Darren Aronofksy's much heralded thriller Black Swan. One of the film's most talked about scene involves the rival ballerinas in the buff.

But in an interview with gay glossy The Advocate, Kunis told Brandon Voss that she didn't see her character as being a lesbian.

“Not at all,” Kunis answered. “I just saw her as a free spirit living her 20s in New York City.”

Kunis later notes that “being gay is cool. I just wish gay kids realized that earlier in their lives.”

She went on to talk about the bullying of gay teens.

“I'll never know what it's like to be gay, so it would be unfair for me to compare my situation to something as extreme as the bullying of young gay people. Yes, I was bullied, but I was bullied for having big eyes and a funny accent. Yes, I cried when kids picked on me, but it didn't make me second-guess who I was. This bullying today is making gay kids second-guess themselves, which is leading some of them to go take their own lives. It's just absurd that this kind of thing is still going on.”

And when Voss raised an eyebrow over Kunis' devotion to cabler Bravo, she answered: “I've often been told I'm a gay man in a woman's body.”