Mila Kunis shares the tip that got her ‘Family Guy’ role

That show from the 70s was a popular TV show. Black Swan was nominated for a number of Oscars, including Best Picture. And Ted and Forgot Sarah Marshall earned over $100 million at the box office. But in terms of popularity and longevity, Meg agrees Family man is probably the biggest role in Mila Kunis’ career.

Kunis did one of those retrospective videos with Vanity Fair where she discussed how she got involved in the animated series. “I remember my manager at the time saying, ‘There’s a show called’ Family man.’ The actress [Lacey Chabert] quitting because she felt the show was not in line with her ethical beliefs. Would you like to audition for it?’ And I thought, ‘Yeah, what’s the show?’ It hadn’t aired yet,” she said. Kunis was a nervous teenager at the time, and she remembers creator Seth MacFarlane telling her to “take it easy”.

She went on:

“I think I naturally speak very fast. If I pick up now, I know full well that I have to slow down. But when you’re 15, you just want to get this ball rolling. You say, ‘I have places to be, people to see. Let’s go, go, go.’ And so, for whatever reason, MacFarlane was down enough to say, “Slow down, slow down.” Because he could have easily hired someone to do the voice.

More than 20 years later, thanks to that tip, Kunis still has the “best job ever” (and a pretty awesome bank account). You can watch the video above.

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