ELLE’s August 2011 newsstand cover features Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Here are a few of the interview highlights below.
ELLE: “Friends with benefits”: a good idea or a bad idea?
JT: [Smiles] It is such a good idea—until it’s a bad idea.
MK: I concur. Ultimately, it ends when someone wants to go and get serious with somebody. More times than not, a person catches feelings and somebody gets hurt.
ELLE: I think any time someone is rubbing up against your nether regions, you’re going to develop an emotional attachment.
MK: Yeah, when a female orgasms, a hormone gets released. I’ve never met a girl who can have sex without an ounce of feeling.
JT: Aha! Is that just a woman convincing herself so she feels like it’s okay to have sex with someone?
JT: So it’s the same thing as with guys! Women are just lying to themselves.
ELLE: Playing friends with benefits, what was your costar most self-conscious about while shooting the nude scenes?
MK: [To Justin]You’ve got a fine ass. I was self-conscious about a lot of things. Show me one girl who isn’t.
JT: I’ll be honest and say, like, I’m still trying to get into the editing room and cut down on my ass time. I’m like, “Oh my God, my mom’s gonna see that!”
ELLE: As in the film, have either of your parents ever walked in on you while you were in flagrante delicto?
JT: I was caught one time. My mom wasn’t cool about it. I was too young to be in bed with a girl, so she was upset.
MK: I don’t think my parents think I’ve ever had sex.
ELLE: Let’s talk about how amazing your costar Woody Harrelson is playing a gay magazine photo editor.
JT: He gets the most gut-busting laughs. Everybody wants to know: “Did you smoke pot with Woody?” We did! Will [Gluck] and I put that basketball scene in the movie just because we both love White Men Can’t Jump.
ELLE: Earth to Justin… Perfect first date?
JT: Something more simple than extravagant. Scrabble.
JT: Scrabble’s a good date. If she can’t spell, I don’t want to hang out with her. So that’s a good test.
MK: I can’t spell at all. [To Justin] Now we’ll never be friends.
ELLE: Mila, who is your older-man crush?
MK: George Clooney and Johnny Depp.
ELLE: Now that you’re both single, do you find it hard to date? Must be tough being in the public eye.
MK: I haven’t dated ever.
JT: I’m not equipped to answer that right now.
Behind The Cover – Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake