Marine Sgt. Scott Moore says he got some high-fives from his fellow Marines after word got out that the actress had accepted his YouTube invitation to attend the Marine Corps Ball with him in November.
Sgt. Moore, of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, created the YouTube video inviting Kunis in early June. In the video, which can be seen below, Sgt. Moore says, "Hi Mila, I just want to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball with yours truly." The ball is on November 18 in Greenville, North Carolina.
"The idea behind my YouTube invitation to Mila Kunis came about after some Marines from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, and I were hanging out talking. One of the Marines bet that I wouldn't make the video and post it," Sgt. Moore said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com on Tuesday. "Of course, a bet between Marines must be honored, so I took the chance."
He added, "I always thought I had a chance, and sometimes that's all you need. The Marines I work with did their best to spread it around."
When he found out the actress had accepted the offer, Sgt. Moore said, "My initial reaction was disbelief. It's going to be a great experience to meet her, and it's going to make the ball more special for everyone." He added that he hasn't heard from the actress herself but has talked with her spokespeople.
The actress accepted the invitation during an interview with Fox News while she was being interviewed with her and "Friends With Benefits" co-star Justin Timberlake.
Timberlake reportedly told Kunis, "Have you seen this? Have you heard about this? You need to do it for your country," before promising to work on it for the Marine.
The actress then asked her publicist if she knew about the video before telling Timberlake, "I'll go, I'll do it for you. Are you going to come?"
Timberlake replied, "They don't want me! They want you."
According to Sgt. Moore, Timberlake helped him get Kunis to go. "JT and I had this all planned from the start. He's been a great wingman; it's nice to know he can get over the jealously to help a brother out -- just kidding," Sgt. Moore said. "Justin Timberlake's encouragement definitely helped; I owe him one."
Timberlake and Kunis will be seen in "Friends With Benefits" when the film hits theaters on July 22. Check out the trailer for the film and see Sgt. Moore's invite below.