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Mila Kunis slams sexist producer

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Mila Kunis slams sexist producer

Mila Kunis was once told she would "never work in this town again" if she refused to pose semi-naked.

The 'Jupiter Ascending' star has revealed an unnamed producer told her she had wrecked her movie career by opting not to strip off for a magazine cover.

She shared: "'You'll never work in this town again.' A cliché to be sure, but also what a producer threatened when I refused to pose semi-naked on the cover of a men's magazine to promote our film. I was no longer willing to subject myself to a naïve compromise that I had previously been willing to ...

"I was livid, I felt objectified, and for the first time in my career I said no. And guess what? The world didn't end. The film made a lot of money and I did work in this town again, and again, and again."

And the 33-year-old actress is fed up of being "compromised" and will continue to stand up for herself.

Writing on, she explained: "It's what we are conditioned to believe - that if we speak up, our livelihoods will be threatened ... Throughout my career, there have been moments when I have been insulted, sidelined, paid less, creatively ignored, and otherwise diminished based on my gender. And always, I tried to give people the benefit of the doubt; maybe they knew more, maybe they had more experience, maybe there was something I was missing ...

"I'm done compromising; even more so, I'm done with being compromised. So from this point forward, when I am confronted with one of these comments, subtle or overt, I will address them head on; I will stop in the moment and do my best to educate. I cannot guarantee that my objections will be taken to heart, but at least now I am part of creating an environment where there is the opportunity for growth. And if my comments fall on deaf ears, I will choose to walk away."