“Black Swan” star Mila Kunis is taking on Donald Trump for his anti-immigrant speeches. The Ukrainian-born actor came to the United States with her family on a “religious-refugee” visa. So, Kunis is particularly attuned to the Republican presumptive candidate’s manipulation and fear mongering.
Kunis arrived in the U.S. in 1991, when she was only seven years old, from the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi, Her Jewish parents decided to settle in Los Angeles:
‘They came to America with suitcases and a family of seven and $250, and that’s it.’
Kunis began acting when she was 14 on “That ’70s Show” in a role that fully utilized her “calls-it-like-she-sees-it’ attitude that marks all her onscreen parts. Kunis believes she inherited a “hustle gene” from her working-class immigrant parents.
She and Ashton Kutcher have a daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, and are expecting their second child. Having children has only made Kunis’ political convictions stronger, and she is unapologetically outspoken. She pulls no punches about Trump.
She says Trump fuels people’s fears of “the other,” whether the other is a Mexican or Muslim immigrant. In an interview with “Glamour Magazine,” she said:
‘We came here on a religious-refugee visa.’
‘I’m not taking anything away. So the fact that people look at what’s happening and are like, ‘Pfft, they’re going to blow shit up’? It saddens me how much fear we’ve instilled in ourselves.’
Kunis also talked about Trump’s ridiculous idea of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico:
‘I don’t even have to answer that one. There’s no point. It’s a really great soundbite. And it got him far.’
A gun-owning Democrat, Kunis will vote for Hillary Clinton in the November election. But she says the country only has itself to blame for Trump.
‘Nobody should be mad at him; we did it to ourselves. [The wall is a] really great sound bite.’
Trump’s trouble with women voters is only getting worse and worse, and he needs at least some of that demographic.
Watch Kunis talk about Trump: