The Star-Ledger recently had the opportunity to speak with Mila Kunis, and it did not go well. Interviewer Stephen Whitty describes the 25-minute phone call as "a pretty bumpy ride," and essentially turns the piece (which presumably might have functioned as a profile) into a review of the interview, noting that Kunis says things "coldly" leaving her "seeming brusque or bored."
Of course, the Kunis that we know and love is spontaneous and charming (see: that time she went on Radio 1 and was fun / generally delightful).
However, this Star-Ledger interview -- reminiscent of a similarly un-fun Selena Gomez interview conducted by The Toronto Star back in July of 2013 -- did not carry that charming persona. It includes Kunis refusing to answer the question "How are you feeling?" or talk about how she got into acting.
Yet, in Kunis' defense, there is a version of this story in which Whitty was the one being not-so-charming (or "seeming brusque," as he might say). At the very least, she appears to sense a prying attitude, replying to the question of her acting origin, saying, “There was nothing else to it. I don't know if that's the answer you're fishing for.”
Also, he blames her attitude on seeing the word "vagina" in a Gawker headline about her unflattering Marie Claire profile ... and on her being pregnant. "Hell," he writes toward the end of the piece. "Maybe she just picked up the phone after an awful bout of morning sickness (not that I’d risk offending her by asking)."
Maybe they were both dealing with an awful bout of morning sickness. It's impossible to say, really. In any case, you can read the disaster in its entirety here.