Mila Kunis Said She Felt Like A “Horrible Mom” For Wanting To Get Away From Her Kids During Pandemic

Quarantine has certainly made some families feel—well—more together.

As in, you cannot leave your house and your toddler won’t let you use the bathroom alone. The minute your butt hits the seat, the door flies open, and your little angel is throwing a dinosaur at you. What is privacy during a pandemic? 

Mila Kunis recently revealed that she got pretty desperate in quarantine and looked for ways to escape the house—and her two children.


I mean, this is very relatable.

Kunis said she felt like a “horrible mom” during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday. 


Kunis, who has two children with husband Ashton Kutcher, said she felt bad for choosing to work during the pandemic as an “escape” fro Wyatt, 6, and Dimitri, 4. 

Kunis explained that when she and Kutcher got the opportunity to star in a Super Bowl commercial, they jumped at the opportunity despite being anxious about contracting COVID-19. 

“It was the peak of the pandemic, it made no sense logically, it may have been the worst time do it,” she said. “We were so quarantined, and I was dying to get out of the house.”


“I was literally like, ‘I don’t care. I need to get out of this house!’ I looked at it as a two-day vacation. I was like, ‘We’re getting out, we’re going to shoot this thing and we’re going to get away from our children.” 

“I love my kids very much, but they’re like dogs,” Kunis continued. “They can sniff you out. They know your smell, they know what room you’re hiding in. You can’t get away from them. You just can’t. They’re just there!”


Despite being excited to work, Kunis ended up being very nervous and “uncomfortable” during the shoot. 

“It’s really uncomfortable because you’re not wearing a mask, you’re really exposed,” she said. “You feel like a lemming — no one’s allowed to talk to you, you’re not allowed to talk to anybody. You don’t know what anyone looks like. It’s a bizarre experience.”

“I was then pretty convinced I had COVID. I was like, ‘Oh, this is how I get COVID. This is it.’ But, needless to say, knock on wood, that didn’t happen.”

You can watch the full interview here:

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