Actresses Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis couldn’t tie the knot before their LGBTQ pals had the possibility to. It just “didn’t make sense”.
The two actresses kicked off the holiday season by releasing their new movie, A Bad Moms Christmas one day after Halloween. While promoting the movie, the stars had an interview with PrideSource where they revealed that they waited for marriage equality before tying the knot with their husbands.
According to Bell, marrying before her LGBTQ pals could, felt “gross” for her. So, she and her husband actor and director Dax Shepard married on Oct. 17, 2013, just months after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal and section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act fell in June.
“What are we gonna do? Have a party and be like, ‘Look at us celebrating this thing you can’t do?’ That’s fucking putrid,” she said. “Like, 90 percent of our friends are gay!”
When it comes to Kunis, she also got married one month after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015. This was a fact that her father actually joked about on her wedding day.
“His whole speech was about when I was 14, I told my parents I’m never getting married and they were like, ‘OK, let’s talk about this’,” Kunis explained. “The concept of marriage didn’t make sense to me because my friends couldn’t do it, and I found nothing wrong with what they wanted. So, I was like, ‘Well, then it’s not sacred, then it’s not what it’s supposed to be, so I don’t want it’”.
The day when Kunis learned that the same-sex marriage became legal in the U.S., she was shooting a movie in London but that didn’t stop her from getting all emotional.
“I was 35 feet in the air and I got a text from my roommate who was married to his husband now of 19 years in London,” she recalled. “I got a text that said it was legal, and I’m in the middle of a stunt and there’s fire blowing everywhere, and I just start bawling ― literally bawling. Because something that I thought was never gonna happen ― ever! ― happened.”
Then she got a text from Kutcher, hinting that they should move on with their wedding plans.
“He was like, ‘Now what?’ And I went, ‘OK’,” she said.
Kristen and Mila are sure that the gay moviegoers will find a lot to admire on their new movie A Bad Moms Christmas that opened on November 1.
“I think the gays have always loved any woman on screen that represents power or strength or something that they have overcome ― anything that’s positive,” Kunis told PrideSource. “And so, I think when they watch women on film who embrace imperfections and embrace challenges and overcome them, and empower themselves and do the opposite of what society tells them to do, they gravitate toward that.” she added.