"It was the most intense training I've ever had in my life, and probably will have for anything. I lost 20 pounds, so I went down to 95 pounds. I weigh 117 usually, like today. I looked like Gollum [from 'The Lord of the Rings']."
Kunis' preparation for the role was admittedly intense. She restricted herself to a 1,200-calorie-a-day diet, in addition to ballet classes for four hours a day, seven days a week.
Her disgust with her extreme weight loss seems to be Kunis' go-to interview tactic as she makes the rounds promoting the movie, which is already receiving Oscar buzz for Best Picture.
Promoting the film to E!'s Marc Malkin, Kunis expanded on the weight-loss issue.
"My mom freaked out," Kunis said, according to E! Online. "She was like, 'You have to promise me this isn't going to affect you.' I was like, 'I promise it won't, but it might take me a little time to be OK with having a little more fat on me.'"
She went further, saying that she hated her shapeless bod.
"I could see why this industry is so f****d up, because ... I would literally look at myself in the mirror and I was like, 'Oh my God!' I had no shape, no boobs, no ass ... all you saw was the bone. I was like, 'This looks gross.' Man," Kunis said. "It took me five months to lose 20 pounds, but it took me just five days -- days! -- to gain it all back."
We also like Kunis better with a little meat on her bones. Check out that meat in exclusive outtakes from her Nylon photo shoot at Nylonmag.com.