Why Mila Kunis Didn’t Go Blonde for ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’ Role: ‘Nobody Wants That!’

Blonde turned into a dealbreaker for Mila Kunis whilst becoming the Luckiest Girl Alive. The actress stars as Ani FaNelli within the new movie, on Netflix Oct. 7, that is an variation of creator Jessica Knoll’s 2015 bestselling debut novel. A brunette, Kunis wasn’t the apparent desire for the component on floor degree — Knoll these days admitted she envisioned the individual as a “bottled blonde [who] then ends up paying $1,000 for highlights” but quickly changed into wowed by means of Kunis’ overall performance.

At the Luckiest Girl Alive most desirable held at The Paris Theater in New York City, Kunis, 39, joked to PEOPLE approximately why no primary hair transformation was allowed.


“No,” she says with amusing. “Nobody wants that. Nobody desires that. That would no longer be proper.”

Cruel Summer alum Chiara Aurelia, who plays a teenaged model of Ani in flashbacks, adds that she might have been on board to mirror Kunis’ locks whichever route she decided to move for the position. “I changed into blonde earlier than,” says Aurelia, 20. “They definitely dyed me to healthy Mila.”

Knoll, an government manufacturer who also penned the screenplay, tells PEOPLE why there has been by no means any actual discussions approximately Kunis going blonde.

“Once we knew it changed into her, we would not have performed that because I simply think it would’ve been too distracting,” she says.

“I can simplest picture her that way because she wore that blonde wig on the end of the film she did with Kate McKinnon [2018’s The Spy Who Dumped Me].”

“I love that movie and he or she appears so wonderful in it, however it looks as if a costume,” provides Knoll. “So, yeah, I assume it probable would’ve been a touch too distracting.”

In Luckiest Girl Alive, Kunis performs a girl who seems to have all of it: a acceptable dresser, an enviable Manhattan apartment, a coveted magazine process, a fast-coming near wedding ceremony to a wealthy fiancé. But a true-crime documentary inquires for an interview along with her approximately a violent crime from high school, forcing her to reexamine her darkish past and determine at what value her “best” existence is worth retaining. “It’s continually a laugh to play someone very unpredictable,” says Kunis.

“I suppose we all put on a kind of facade whenever we’re out or on social media and all of that, so I suppose all of us have a touch bit of this in us, and that is just the extreme version of it.”

Finn Wittrock, who plays Kunis’ husband-to-be inside the movie, explains why his costar could be playfully “sneaky” on set, entering into and out of man or woman on a dime.

“She’s exceedingly affable and smooth to get to recognize,” says Wittrock, 37. “It type of sneaks up on you how a lot paintings she’s actually finished, because off-digital camera she’s speakme approximately her children and making jokes and talking approximately her life, then all at once it calls ‘motion’ and she or he’s so deeply into the component, to the factor I became almost greatly surprised: ‘You definitely dug in deep right here and pretended you have been having an excellent time!’ She’s a sneaky actress.”

About Kunis’ strengths as a producer and lead actress, director Mike Barker says, “The aspect about Mila is she is absolutely open.

Mila has no secrets — if she would not like what you are thinking or doing, she’ll inform you without delay.”

Luckiest Girl Alive is now playing in select theaters and streaming on Netflix Oct. 7. The novel is available anyplace books are sold.