Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum: On-set laughs and action-packed tales revealed

    Revisiting Mila Kunis' captivating performance in Jupiter Ascending and the delightful behind-the-scenes moments that brought her character to life.

    Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis (Source: Vogue)

    Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis (Source: Vogue)

    2015 saw the release of the Wachowski siblings' ambitious cinematic endeavour, Jupiter Ascending. At its core stood the radiant Mila Kunis, portraying Jupiter, a seemingly regular maid with an extraordinary universal significance. A delightful tidbit from the sets of Jupiter Ascending includes Kunis' interaction with her co-star Channing Tatum. Channing Tatum's ears made her laugh, not his real ones, but the distinctive wolfy appendages he sported in the film. As Kunis charmingly shared, the initial design of Tatum's half-wolf character's ears had both of them in splits during the takes.

    Diving deeper into the film's action-packed sequences, it's noteworthy that Kunis wasn't one to shy away from challenges. Taking risks and showcasing her dedication, she performed nearly all of her stunts. But there were limits. For insurance reasons, Kunis and Tatum couldn't be hanging out of a chopper hovering over Chicago's skyline. Safety first, even in a universe-altering adventure.

    The Wachowski experience

    One of the defining aspects of working on Jupiter Ascending for Kunis was the creative freedom given by the Wachowskis. Not only were the cast members allowed to venture beyond the script, but "the directors not only encouraged any out-there takes the actors wanted to try," Kunis said, "they often suggested something even crazier." A testament to the innovative minds of the siblings and the enriching environment they cultivated on set.

    Another language was not a problem for Kunis. Drawing from her real-life experiences as a Ukrainian immigrant, Kunis seamlessly added depth to her character by incorporating Russian into her portrayal. A beautiful nod to her roots and her expansive versatility as an actress.

    Today, as we walk down memory lane, it's intriguing to reflect upon the vibrancy and vigor Mila Kunis brought to her role in Jupiter Ascending. From sleep-deprived new mom calls to performing daring stunts, Kunis proved that her reach in the Hollywood universe is ever-expanding and full of surprises.

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