Quarantine has been rough on everyone, especially parents stuck at home with their kids all day — and Hollywood stars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are no exception. The two chose to star in a new Cheetos Super Bowl commercial together... to get a break from their two children.
“It’s so silly! Ashton and I, we never work together. I mean, I know we worked together before. In the midst of quarantine, they sent us this ad to do, and every time I’ve ever been offered a Super Bowl ad it’s always a female having to be scantily clad,” Kunis said. “And this one comes around, I started laughing so hard and Ashton was like, ‘This is kind of funny.’ And I was like, ‘We should do it!’”
The former That '70s Show costars, who tied the knot in 2015, jumped at the opportunity to get out of the house and film the commercial. Kunis said that they had been “stuck with our children for nine [or] 12 months” when the offer to be in the ad came in. “I was like, ‘Two days, baby! Two days off.’ Literally, we were like, ‘Yeah, OK, let’s do it.’ And so we did it. And I hate saying it but we were like, ‘Freedom!’ It was amazing!”
The Bad Moms actress stressed that although she loves her kids “so very much,” she had “never been so excited to wake up at five in the morning to be like, ‘I’m going to work!’” She added that she “literally skipped out of the house. My kids were like, ‘You’re abandoning us!’ And I was like, ‘Relax.’”
Kunis and Kutcher are parents to 6-year-old daughter Wyatt and 4-year old son Dimitri. The Black Swan star added that, even though she was happy to get some time away from her kids, “it was really weird” being away from them while she and her husband filmed the commercial.
“Our whole family is already co-dependent, so this pandemic just feeds into our entire codependency,” she relayed. “And my husband and I were super co-dependent for like eight years and in this pandemic our kids are like, ‘Where are you going?’ And I was like, ‘The bathroom.’”
Kunis noted that throughout the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, they “haven’t left each other,” except to film the commercial. “Yeah, it was really weird for them. They forgot that we have to go out of the house,” she concluded.
Kunis first spoke with ET about the upcoming Super Bowl commercial.