Mila Kunis praised for response to being booed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

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By Carina Murphy

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Mila Kunis has won praise after being booed by an unfriendly crowd.

The Ukrainian actor was promoting her latest movie, Luckiest Girl Alive, on Jimmy Kimmel Live when she found herself at odds with her audience.

Kunis began by sharing a relatively inoffensive story about having to wear children's leggings because she managed to forget her own underwear.

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Mila Kunis in Luckiest Girl Alive (2022). Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Since the Black Swan star was appearing on Kimmel's Brooklyn show, the conversation segued into Kimmel asking Kunis if she was from the Big Apple.

"You seem like you could be a New Yorker, but you're not a New Yorker," the chat show host said, to which Kunis responded by saying that she is from Ukraine.

Watch the interview here:

At this point, an audience member booed loudly. Unfazed, the 39-year-old star continued chatting about how she first came to the US, prompting Kimmel to ask: "Did you have pizza for the first time in New York?"

Kunis replied: "No, I did not have pizza in New York, but my dad delivered pizzas growing up, but in LA. LA has perfectly fine pizzas, guys!"

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Mila Kunis, 2022. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Clearly, for a crowd of proud New Yorkers, this was too much to bear. The audience began booing loudly. Still, Kunis kept her cool, quipping: "You know what?! I'm wearing children's underwear for you."

Rather than let the crowd quieten her, she continued to goad them, saying: "There's more to this story — just to get another boo - it was Domino's Pizza."

To make matters even worse, Kunis then admitted that she didn't even like pizza, explaining that her dad's job had meant she ate it so much growing up that eventually, she got sick of it.

"I hate pizza. I'll tell you I had it every day for a year, possibly more," she said. "It was too much. My brother came out of it loving pizza and my mom and I to this day are like, 'Urgh.' I'll choke it down because my kids like pizza, my husband likes pizza, but I'm never the person that goes, 'You know what I feel like? Pizza.'"

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While Kimmel's crowd may not have been huge fans of the Family Guy star, people on Twitter were quick to praise her for her handling of the hostile audience.

"I love her comedic timing when the crowd started the boo’s she handled it like a boss. Great interview," one person tweeted. Another commented: "Mila is just a really charming woman, and quick on her feet. She absolutely handled that really well."

"She is so awesome. That was so well-played," a third fan agreed.

Featured Image Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Alamy

Mila Kunis praised for response to being booed on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

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By Carina Murphy

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Mila Kunis has won praise after being booed by an unfriendly crowd.

The Ukrainian actor was promoting her latest movie, Luckiest Girl Alive, on Jimmy Kimmel Live when she found herself at odds with her audience.

Kunis began by sharing a relatively inoffensive story about having to wear children's leggings because she managed to forget her own underwear.

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Mila Kunis in Luckiest Girl Alive (2022). Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Since the Black Swan star was appearing on Kimmel's Brooklyn show, the conversation segued into Kimmel asking Kunis if she was from the Big Apple.

"You seem like you could be a New Yorker, but you're not a New Yorker," the chat show host said, to which Kunis responded by saying that she is from Ukraine.

Watch the interview here:

At this point, an audience member booed loudly. Unfazed, the 39-year-old star continued chatting about how she first came to the US, prompting Kimmel to ask: "Did you have pizza for the first time in New York?"

Kunis replied: "No, I did not have pizza in New York, but my dad delivered pizzas growing up, but in LA. LA has perfectly fine pizzas, guys!"

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Mila Kunis, 2022. Credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Clearly, for a crowd of proud New Yorkers, this was too much to bear. The audience began booing loudly. Still, Kunis kept her cool, quipping: "You know what?! I'm wearing children's underwear for you."

Rather than let the crowd quieten her, she continued to goad them, saying: "There's more to this story — just to get another boo - it was Domino's Pizza."

To make matters even worse, Kunis then admitted that she didn't even like pizza, explaining that her dad's job had meant she ate it so much growing up that eventually, she got sick of it.

"I hate pizza. I'll tell you I had it every day for a year, possibly more," she said. "It was too much. My brother came out of it loving pizza and my mom and I to this day are like, 'Urgh.' I'll choke it down because my kids like pizza, my husband likes pizza, but I'm never the person that goes, 'You know what I feel like? Pizza.'"

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Credit: Hyperstar / Alamy

While Kimmel's crowd may not have been huge fans of the Family Guy star, people on Twitter were quick to praise her for her handling of the hostile audience.

"I love her comedic timing when the crowd started the boo’s she handled it like a boss. Great interview," one person tweeted. Another commented: "Mila is just a really charming woman, and quick on her feet. She absolutely handled that really well."

"She is so awesome. That was so well-played," a third fan agreed.

Featured Image Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Alamy