Top star and voice of MEG from FAMILY GUY is noted in a new Yahoo Entertainment story as historically saying she was from Russia.
All of that changed when Vlad the Impaler ordered the invasion of Ukraine..
So why did she change the ancestry story?
Kunis explained the reason to Maria Shriver.
“I was born in Ukraine. I came to the States in 1991 and we were the last of my family to migrate,” Kunis explains, adding that she was about 8 years old at the time. “I very much have always felt like an American,” she continued, saying that growing up, “People were like, ‘Oh, you’re so Eastern European.’ I was like, ‘I’m so LA!’ What do you mean? Like, my whole life I was like ‘I am LA through and through.’” “[Russia’s invasion] happens and I can’t express or explain what came over me, but all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh my God, I feel like a part of my heart just got ripped out,’” she explained. “It was the weirdest feeling.”
She now says:
“It’s been irrelevant to me that I come from Ukraine. It never mattered,” she explained of her upbringing. “So much so that I’ve always said I’m Russian. Like I’ve always been, ‘I’m from Russia’ for a multitude of reasons. One of them being when I came to the States and I would tell people I’m from from Ukraine, the first question I’d get was ‘Where is Ukraine?’ And then I’d have to explain Ukraine and where it is on the map… But if I was like, ‘I’m from Russia’ people were like, ‘Oh we know that country.’ So I was like great I’ll just tell people from Russia.” “Hell no! I’m from Ukraine. Everything’s changed,” she says now. “It is a sense of pride, and it’s not taking away from loving where I live now and everything that this country has given me.”