Mila Kunis used to say she was from Russia before they invaded Ukraine..
“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.”