ESQUIRE magazine has dubbed actress Mila Kunis the “sexiest woman alive” for 2012.
The 29 year-old star of That 70s Show, Black Swan, Family Guy and Ted starred in a photo shoot and video for the magazine, as well as an interview in which she revealed she’s still too nervous to give a speech at a wedding or host Saturday Night Live.
Kunis, who appears demurely topless on the magazine cover, said a powerful media figure once threatened to end her career if she didn’t do a cover shoot for a (different) magazine to promote her 2008 movie Max Payne.
“It was the first time I had someone on the phone tell me that I will never work in this industry again,” she said.
Kunis, who had just finished shooting Oz: The Great and Powerful and begun The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, said she was not a funny person but she knew how to deliver a joke.
“I think I stumbled upon doing funny things,” she said. “It’s a learned skill. Through 20 years of doing this, I practice it. I think that the second you think that you’re funny is when you stop being funny.”