Mila Kunis Talks Pregnancy Cravings, Big Boobs and Mom Guilt

Bad Moms actress is expecting her second child with Ashton Kutcher

By Zach Johnson Jul 20, 2016 2:41 PMTags
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Mila Kunis makes pregnancy look relatively easy.

The actress appeared on Live With Kelly! Wednesday to promote her new movie, Bad Moms. During her morning talk show appearance, Kelly Ripa noted that she barely looks pregnant, which made Kunis laugh out loud. "I do have a human inside...It's a big, puffy dress, let me tell you," the mom-to-be, 32, told Kelly. "My boobs kind of take everything forward a little bit…I'm like you, by the way, so it's like, 'Oh, look at this! This is what it feels like [to have big boobs].'"

To her surprise, this pregnancy is "completely" different than that last time she was expecting. "With the first one, I was on the app every day, like, 'What food size is my baby?' It was like, 'It's the size of a grape. It's the size of an avocado,'" she said. "The other day, someone asked how far along I was. I was like, 'I have no idea. I can tell you when I'm due, and then do the math afterward.' For the first one, I could tell you precisely what she was developing, what stage it was. The second one, I'm running after a toddler, or working, so I'm like, 'Oh, that's right: I'm pregnant.'"

Mila's second pregnancy is different in other ways, too. "With the first one I didn't have any aversions. I craved sauerkraut. The first half of my pregnancy, I couldn't get enough vinegar. Greek chopped salad: vinegar. The second one, I can't eat meat. It'll look delicious to me, and then I'll take a bite of it, and then I'm like, 'Uh-uh. Can't do it.' This is going to offend a lot of people who are vegetarian: I love steak. I could eat ground beef—like a burger, I can eat—but whole pieces of meat, uh-uh. Uh-uh! It doesn't make any sense," she said. "But I can also eat eggs all day long. If someone's like, 'Have an egg for dinner!' I'm like, 'Great.' It's a very strange pregnancy when it comes to, like, food."

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The actress also revealed that Wyatt Kutcher, her 2-year-old daughter with husband Ashton Kutcher, is too young to comprehend that she has a sibling on the way. "We were trying to teach Wyatt, like, 'You're going to be a big sister,' but she's too little to comprehend that only mommy's got the baby," she said. "So, this is where the problem happens. You go, 'Where's the baby?' She'll point to her belly, to your belly, to your belly. Everybody's got a baby in their belly!"

"Ashton's like, 'Oh, that's funny.' He taught her to be like, 'What's inside daddy's belly?' And she goes, 'Beer,'" Mila said. "Everyone else has a baby, and then what's inside papa's belly? Beer!"

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Earlier Wednesday, Mila appeared on NBC's Today and talked about getting back to work after Wyatt's birth in 2014. "This is the only movie that I've done in between Baby No. 1 and Baby No. 2, so I've changed my work schedule a little bit. I think that when I got pregnant with Wyatt, I put so much pressure on myself to figure out, 'How am I going to balance work and life?' And I realized it's impossible. It literally ate me alive. No one put the pressure on me," she explained. "I just did it fully to myself, and I think this character is the same way, and so I related to that."

Mila said motherhood "completely" changed her work ethic. "When you do a film, you work, on average, 15- to 17-hour days. That's my baby's entire day that I'm missing, from before wakeup to after bedtime," she said, noting that she used cameras to keep tabs on Wyatt while she was on a shoot. "Every morning I'm like, 'Hi, baby!' and she's like running around in the living room."

"You have to pick a project that's worth it," Mila added.

Warner Bros.' Bad Moms, in theaters July 29, was one of those projects. "I read the script months and months and months ago. A girlfriend of mine gave it to me. We both had kids at the same time. She was like, 'I came across this script. Just for fun, read this. You'll relate to it and have a good laugh,'" Mila told co-hosts Carson Daly and Hoda Kotb. "I read it and I was like, 'Oh, my!' I read it and I was like, 'Oh, I hope this movie gets made. It's so great.' Eight months later they're like, 'Do you wanna be in it?' And I was like, 'Wait, what? Yeah. Absolutely.'"

As far as her pregnancy is concerned, Mila said, "So far I feel great. The baby's still protected in my belly, so the baby's not out and about doing things. It's great. It's really easy." Because they've been through this before, they're not as nervous. "Right now, literally, there's no baby. It's just inside," she said. "I'll talk to you in a couple months when we're sleep-deprived again."

Mila also praised her husband, repeatedly calling the former Two and a Half Men actor an "incredible" father. "There's not even a question. Some men—and it's OK!—it takes them a little bit of time to kind of adapt to having a baby and feel comfortable. Wyatt came out and two seconds later, he had it down. He was swaddling and changing diapers. He is incredible."

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