The Shmooze

The Time Mila Kunis Spurned Russell Brand

By Anne Cohen

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Russell Brand may have many notches above his bedpost, but one name definitely doesn’t appear.

In an interview with The Sun, the actor and comedian recalled how he failed to seduce Mila Kunis while on the set of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in 2008. Kunis was dating former child-star Macaulay Culkin at the time.

“I was chatting her up, and got the conversation around to, ‘Have you got a boyfriend?’ and she went, ‘Yeah,’Brand told The Sun.

Little did he know that “Mac,” as she referred to him, was none other than the star of “Home Alone.”

“So you know that feeling of ‘How long do I have to maintain an interest in this conversation now?’ It’s 12 seconds. She’s talking about her boyfriend ‘Mac,’” Brand explained. “Eventually, she said ‘My boyfriend’s coming tomorrow.’ She was excited — and when he came it was not ‘Mac’, it was Macaulay Culkin!

Needless to say, Brand wasn’t too impressed.

“He’d got longer,” he added. “Like a veal calf, like he’d been grown in a crate. All pale and scared of himself, like a shaved horse. There was a horror about him! Macaulay Culkin! The little lad out of ‘Home Alone!’ She’s [bleeping] him!”

Kunis and Culkin dated from 2002 to 2011 (nine years — really?!). The widely proclaimed “Sexiest Woman Alive” is now romantically linked to first kiss and former “That 70s Show” co-star Ashton Kutcher.


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