Mila Kunis says she and Ashton Kutcher filmed a Super Bowl ad to get some time away from their kids: 'It was amazing!'

Megan Johnson
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Mila Kunis, 37, and Ashton Kutcher, 42, say they embraced the opportunity to film a Cheetos commercial for the upcoming Super Bowl because it gave them some time for themselves.  (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Mila Kunis, 37, and Ashton Kutcher, 42, say they embraced the opportunity to film a Cheetos commercial for the upcoming Super Bowl because it gave them some time for themselves. (Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Mila Kunis is giving an honest answer to why she and husband Ashton Kutcher were eager to film a Cheetos commercial for the upcoming Super Bowl: It meant a few days off from parenting.

“It was quarantine and we were stuck with our children for nine, 12, months at this moment, and I was like, 'Two days, baby! Two days off,’” the actress, 37, jokingly told Entertainment Tonight. “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!"

Kunis and Kutcher, 42, have two children: daughter Wyatt Isabelle, 6, and son Dimitri Portwood, 4.

"I love my children so very much! So, so much!" Kunis clarified before saying she had "never been so excited to wake up at 5 in the morning to be like, 'I'm going to work!' And I literally skipped out of the house. My kids were like, 'You're abandoning us!' And I was like, 'Relax.'"

Kunis also shared that her “whole family is already co-dependent,” adding that the coronavirus pandemic “just feeds into our entire co-dependency."

"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.' We haven't left each other. We're in the house. Yeah, it was really weird for them. They forgot that we have to go out of the house," said Kunis.

The couple, who met as teens on the set of That ‘70s Show, recently gave their first interview together since marrying in 2015. On an episode of the Teach Me Something New podcast with host Brit Morin, they opened up about life at home with their two children. Showing off her parental pride by calling her kids the “greatest human beings ever created,” Kunis said the couple take a low-key approach to child-rearing, and enjoy being “silly at home.”

“We’re very goofy parents when it comes to our children, but that don’t have [skills]. I think that’s just being idiots,” said Kunis. “I think we’re comfortable with acting a fool at home, but I think that comes from the idea of being comfortable in your own body, in your own skin and your own mind.”

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