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Mila Kunis might have fame and fortune, but the actress insists she isn't squandering her earnings on a lavish lifestyle.
The Ted star reveals that despite her showbiz riches, she isn't jet-setting with an entourage or spending thousands of dollars every day at a different designer boutique.
"After doing [That '70s Show] for eight years and [Family Guy] for more than a decade, you are, financially speaking, in a very lucky position where you don't have to work for the sake of working. And I decided to take advantage of that. I don't live lavishly, so it's not like I have 20 assistants and travel privately and shop every day," Kunis explains. "I decided to step back and do things not just for the sake of doing them, but because I believe in them and I want to do them."
When her Fox hit series That '70s Show went off the air in 2006, Kunis -- then only 22 -- decided she wasn't going to work just for the paycheck.
"I solely wanted do films that inspire me, and to work with people who make me better. I wanted to just surround myself with people who I think are better than I am, whether they're actors or directors or producers, so that I could learn from them," Kunis adds. "And I think that's pretty much what I've done. I think that if I hadn't done it that way, then I would've just stunted myself."
Kunis -- who's followed in Cameron Diaz's footsteps, playing characters women want to be and men want to be with in such comedies as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Friends with Benefits and Ted -- admits she's considered scaling back her roles in the next few years.
"This industry can eat you alive. I think it feeds you a lot of bullsh*t and then spits you right back out, and then you get caught up in it because so much of it is perception and opinion. The fact that there is no right or wrong is what I think is maddening," she says. "I think that you have to restrain yourself from Googling your name and have other hobbies and desires and wants."
And although she doesn't mention her love life (i.e. her rumored romance with former costar Ashton Kutcher), Kunis does confess she hopes she has a family some time in her early 30s. She also has a strategy for retiring from acting and moving on to different aspects of show business.
"Listen, in five years I do hope to have a family, and, you know, who knows? I think in this industry people have such a short shelf life, truly, that I don't know what I’m going to be in five years in regards to acting," she says. "I mean, I'd love to produce. I can't form a sentence or write an e-mail, so I know I'm definitely not going to go and become a writer, but I would love to explore other facets of this industry, for sure."