Mila Kunis and Ashton Kucher were in Ukraine this summer. Apparently, the two made a day-trip to Chernivtsi during a break in filming for Kunis’ new film The Spy Who Dumped Me on location in Budapest. As reports go, it was Kutcher who suggested they check out his wife’s country of birth, which Kunis said she would do only if her parents accompanied. “It was trippy,” she relayed. “There’s a part of you that wants to feel something” toward the place. “I had nothing.”
What made matters worse was the woman now living in the house where she grew up would not let them in. “I knocked on the door… And [the owner] was like, ‘No!’ She did not care. I said, ‘I used to live here when I was little, my parents are here.’ She wouldn’t even open the door.”
It’s plausible locals are still reeling from an interview she did in 2012 in which she recalled experiencing anti-Semitism while growing up. Or, perhaps she just caught the babushka living there now on a bad day. Either way, the Hollywood star, who emigrated with her parents and brother in 1991, called the whole experience “humbling”, and it’s unlikely she’ll be back any time soon.