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.
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
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.”