Mila Kunis appreciates how far she's come in Hollywood.
In the new issue of Marie Claire, the Black Swan beauty talks about how she had to prove she could have a career beyond her early success on TV with Fox's That '70s Show. And given the jam-packed movie slate she's got now, Kunis also hinted she's open to settling down…eventually.
Watch out, Ashton Kutcher!
"When '70s ended I went on a mission to prove everybody wrong. I read for movies I would never do. I auditioned for everything, just to show I could do it," she told the magazine. "I needed to prove I was capable of doing things other than—forget comedy—other than a TV show."
And boy did she ever, with roles in such box office hits as 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall, 2010's Black Swan and, more recently, last summer's Ted.
But Kunis, 29, noted that her newfound fame came at a price: her privacy.
"To say my life hasn't changed would be a lie," she said. "It has changed, I don't really know how. I can't complain, nor am I complaining, but I can't leave my house as freely as I used to. But I've also traveled a lot for work, so that's changed. I have been very lucky."
That development has led Kutcher's lady love to finally start thinking about her personal life and a future beyond the big screen.
"I don't think I can do this three-movies-a-year thing," Kunis added. "It's too much. There comes a point in your life where you want to be…home."
The star also hinted that she's interested in expanding her resume beyond acting.
"I want to explore other parts of this industry to see what aspects of it I can get myself into, so that I can…work out of home maybe?" she said. "Like producing. Then I can have, like, a life, in one location."
The Marie Claire issue hits newsstands tomorrow.