Mila Kunis reveals she was nervous to reprise ‘That ‘70s Show’ role alongside husband, Ashton Kutcher
The couple, high school sweethearts on popular series and married in real life, make a return to the small screen as Jackie and Kelso
The dynamic duo make a cameo appearance on the new Netflix series, ‘That ‘90s Show’, a spin-off of its counterpart, ‘That ‘70s Show’, in which Eric Forman and friends spend most of their time hanging out in his basement, drinking beer on the local water tower, and generally having a normal teenage life.
The spin off series will be exciting for some, as fans that watched the original show will enjoy the sentimental factor of both the familiar characters, as well as the throwback to the 1990s — but how eager are the cast members to return to their old roles?
Mila Kunis reveals
The ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’ actress spoke about the concept of working with her now husband, Ashton Kutcher, on the spinoff series in a Today interview with Willie Geist. At the time of the interview, Kunis and Kutcher had agreed to do one scene together as Jackie and Kelso.
“I’ve never been more nervous in my life than the day that we had to shoot that scene.”
When asked how the shooting went, she replied, “It was so weird to look at him and not be like ‘why are you doing that funny face?’”
The star, who shares two children with Kutcher, explained after being with someone for so long, “you can call BS on someone”.
The premise of the spinoff series
The new series’ opening scene is the well-known Forman kitchen, with the show’s lovable parents, Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp), and Red (Kurtwood Smith).
The producers hit the nostalgia factor by keeping the set the exact same as in the original show, which was about 15 years prior.
Enter Donna and Eric, along with their teenage daughter, Leia, played by Callie Haverda, who come to visit Kitty and Red for the Fourth of July.
After meeting a group of neighborhood friends — a few of them offspring of their parents’ pals, also from the original show — and getting up to some typical teenage antics, Leia decides she wants to stay at her grandparents’ house for the summer.
In the Today interview, Kunis said it was “trippy” to film on the same set as ‘That ‘70s Show’.
“It takes place in the same basement, but we’re old, and married, and have children. It was like being in the Twilight zone,” Kunis shared during the interview. “It was very, very weird.”