Mila Kunis says there is no one she trusts more when it comes to showcasing humor on screen than Seth MacFarlane, creator of the new R-rated film "Ted" and the long-running animated show "Family Guy."
The 29-year-old actress has provided the voice of Meg Griffin on the FOX sitcom since the middle of its second season in 1999. The character was previously portrayed by "Party of Five" and "Mean Girls" actress Lacey Chabert, who was not credited on the show.
"Ted" hits theaters on Friday, June 29 and marks MacFarlane's big-screen directorial debut. Kunis plays Lori, the live-in girlfriend of Mark Wahlberg's character, John. He has an obnoxious friend, Ted, who happens to be an actual teddy bear. The plush character is animated.
"I think that it's such a fine line when you do a movie when you don't know what the main character's going to look like, sound like, act like," Kunis told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "The only way to do it is if you really do trust the creator and I've known Seth for 13 years and there's nobody that I trust more with humor than him. Or animation, for that matter."
"Ted" contains explicit language and nudity. The teddy bear talks smack, smokes pot, snorts cocaine, parties with prostitutes and in one scene, draws a picture of Garfield the cat on a woman's breasts. He also has a habit of sleeping in the couple's bed when it's stormy outside. His behaviour puts quite a damper on the pairs relationship.
"If I fall in love with a guy and his best friend was a real-life talking teddy bear, I would think that is awesome," Kunis said. "I don't think I'd be like, 'That's not good for you.' Now, if the real-life talking teddy bear was a jackass like Ted, yeah, we'd have a problem. But we'd have a problem if it was a teddy bear or was not a teddy bear."
In one scene, John has to fight with Ted. Wahlberg said it was "not fun" to film the brawl.
"I felt like an idiot, kind of flailing around on the ground," he told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the premiere of the film. "But we got it done. And it's crazy because I really kind of question my judgment now because that's one of the talked-about scenes. That and the white trash names are like the talked-about scenes in the movie, so what do I know."
In the latter scene he mentions, Ted has John guess the name of a woman he met - Tami-Lynn - by telling him that it is a "white trash" name.
John then rattles off an entire list, which includes the following names: Mandy, Marilyn, Britney, Tiffany, Candace, Brandy, Heather, Channing, Brianna, Amber, Serena, Melody, Dakota, Sierra, Bambi, Crystal, Samantha, Autumn, Ruby, Taylor, Tara, Tammy, Lauren, Charlene, Chantelle, Courtney, Misty, Jenny, Krista, Mindy, Noelle, Shelby, Trina, Reba, Cassandra, Nikki, Kelsey, Shawna, Jolene, Urleen, Claudine, Savannah, Casey, Dolly, Kendra, Kylie, Chloe, Devon, Emmalou and Becky.