Remember When Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Made Identical Movies?
No Strings Connected strike theaters to start with, on Jan. 21, soon after modifying its title from—you guessed it—Good friends with Gains. Kunis’ Friends with Advantages arrived in July. And while the latter experienced to offer with the optics of becoming an imitator of the previously, it truly gained at the box business office, using in $1.2 million a lot more than No Strings Attached when all was said and carried out.
At the time, Kunis defended her film’s existence in the shadow of Kutcher’s, telling The Arizona Republic, “A whole lot of romantic comedies or comedies in standard, they have the same idea. It won’t imply that you get from A to Z the exact same way. I will not sense like our motion pictures are at all related in any way…It is just two distinct films. There’s only, nevertheless Shakespeare place it, so many stories you can inform in the world. This is just one particular of the many.”
Additional importantly, she would later on acknowledge to a little bit of daily life imitating art. Through a 2018 physical appearance on the podcast WTF with Marc Maron, Kunis said, “I did a film referred to as Buddies With Rewards. He did a film that was very similar identified as No Strings Hooked up. We lived our films out. We had been just like, let us just hook up. Let’s have enjoyable. We’re both single. We both equally trust each other. Everything’s fantastic.”
With Kutcher separated from then-wife Demi Moore in late 2011, he and Kunis—clearly neither holding any form of grudge around their competing films—began courting in early 2012 and were being engaged by February 2014. Daughter Wyatt Isabelle arrived that Oct. Kutcher and Kunis ended up married in July 2015, with son Dimitri Portwood arriving the next year. Speak about a legitimate Hollywood pleased ending.