I say that Lacey did a phenomenal job, but there was something about Mila – something very natural about Mila.

She was 15 when she started, so you were listening to a 15-year-old.

Her other major films include the neo-noir action film Max Payne (2008), the post-apocalyptic action film The Book of Eli (2010), the romantic comedy film Friends with Benefits (2011), the comedy film Ted (2012), the fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) as the Wicked Witch of the West, and the comedy film Bad Moms (2016). All who auditioned were required to be at least 18 years old; Kunis, who was 14 at the time, told the casting directors she would be 18 but did not say when.

She stated in 2011 that her parents had "amazing jobs", and that she "was very lucky" and the family was "not poor"; they had decided to leave the USSR because they saw "no future" there for Mila and her brother. Though they eventually figured it out, the producers still thought Kunis was the best fit for the role.

She later recalled: "I blocked out second grade completely. Once she claimed that she had it under control, Mac Farlane hired her.

Mac Farlane added: "What Mila Kunis brought to it was in a lot of ways, I thought, almost more right for the character.

In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to the United States with her family.

After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent.We needed someone who would not be just a fop or foil to Max; we needed somebody who had to be that character and convey her own agenda.I think Mila just knocked it out of the park." Director Mike Judge commented that part of what was surprising to learn about Kunis was her ability to make references to the cult animation film Rejected.In 1991, when she was seven years old, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, with 0. My parents had given up good jobs and degrees, which were not transferable. When Kunis auditioned for the role, she was called back by Mac Farlane, who instructed her to speak slower.We arrived in New York on a Wednesday and by Friday morning my brother and I were at school in LA." On her second day in Los Angeles, Kunis was enrolled at Rosewood Elementary School, not knowing a word of English. He then told her to come back another time and enunciate more.In 2012, Kunis co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in Ted, her most commercially successful film to date.