Exclusive: Mila Kunis Talks Max Payne

On her character and the plot

Exclusive: Mila Kunis Talks Max Payne

by Olly Richards |
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Mila Kunis is the dictionary definition of lovely. She's the dictionary definition of all definitions of lovely (there are up to six of them, depending on your particular dictionary). You'll see her a little later this year in the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but she's also currently shooting Max Payne.

We're not that well versed with the computer game on which the movie is based, but it's basically about a cop (Mark Wahlberg) who has lost his family and is on a mission to bring those who caused their deaths to justice. We recently chatted with Kunis, who had this to say about the movie.

"For anyone who’s got concerns about Mark [Wahlberg] playing Max Payne, he’s amazing in it. Great actor, great guy," she insists. "I play [an assassin] called Mona Sax who accuses him of murdering her sister and later comes to find out it wasn’t him. They kind of get together and try to figure out who was responsible for the murder of his wife and child and her sister. The whole film is about realising that you can go on a revenge spree and get your revenge but it doesn’t solve the problem. It’s a really great, dark movie. The story actually combines [the games] Max Payne 1 and 2 together. Lots of shooting and gunplay, but what makes this script different is that it’s a really dark, sad movie about a man who loses everything and thinks that the only way he can get it back is by revenge. And comes to terms with realising that he’ll never get it back."

First ever good computer game movie? Hope so.

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