Mila Kunis Talks Parenting in the Age of Entitlement
Don’t call her a ‘bad mom’–actress Mila Kunis is trying her best to not raise spoiled children.
Kunis appeared on the Australia-based radio podcast The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Aug. 8, where she discussed how she and husband Ashton Kutcher intend to teach their children about money and the value of a dollar.
“It’s a matter of teaching them from a very early age that, you know, ‘Mommy and Daddy may have a dollar, but you’re poor,” Kunis said. “You are very poor, you have nothing. Mommy and Daddy have a bank account.'”
She added, “The one topic of conversation we had even prior to ever having kids was always, ‘How do you raise a child to not be an [expletive]? It’s so important because we both came from pretty solid poverty backgrounds and grew up very poor and are very much self-made and are very aware of what a dollar is worth. Nothing’s been handed to us.”
Kutcher, the son of factory workers, acquired financial success as an actor and tech investor and has built a $25o million portfolio with startups like AirBnB, Spotify, and Uber. Kunis starred in box office hits, “Ted” and “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” According to Forbes, the Ukrainian-born actress earned $6.5 million last year.
Kunis has previously stated she doesn’t want to raise self-entitled children in Hollywood.
“My one thing that I’ve always said is I just want my children to have empathy in life. I want my kids to be good kids,” she said in an interview with AOL on July 20.
The couple currently have a daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, who they welcomed in October 2014. Kunis’s publicist confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the couple are expecting their second child, due later this year.
“I learned at a very early age to not say the word ‘want.’ That was out of my vocabulary. It just didn’t exist, and so I’m hoping that Wyatt one day will learn that the word ‘want’ is not necessary.”