Mila Kunis is starting to look like a yo-yo dieter. Anorexic-thin to play the role of a ballet dancer in the award-winning "Black Swan," Kunis now looks ready to jump into the cast of any reality TV show taking place in New Jersey.
Rumors swirled at the first sight of a newly robust physical appearance for Kunis that begged the question: Is she expecting or is she not expecting?
The fact that Kunis dropped somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 pounds of excess weight in order to convincingly portray a member the notoriously thin club of prima ballerinas may have led to more speculation than necessary on that front. A little mathematical applications to the world of reality indicate that Kunis circa summer 2012 is not exactly entering into the lexicon of actor reinvention on the level of Robert De Niro's flab repackaging in order to play boxer Jake LaMotta after he had gone to pot.
Images of Kunis on the set of "Blood Ties" do not show the type of weight gain that causes nutritionists to decry the treatment of their bodies that actors are prone to receive when physically transforming their looks for a role.
In other words, Kunis's appearance for her role as a 1970s blue collar girlfriend of a garage monkey should not create immediate cause for alarm among her fans or admirers of her body. Actually, those who enjoyed looking at Kunis on "That '70s Show" are much more likely to enjoy refocusing their peepers on her form; Kunis now has curves where she never had them before.
She certainly looks more authentically like a typical young woman living a life of low-wage desperation in 1970s Brooklyn now than she would have with her "Black Swan" body intact. For those, like me, who prefer women to look like women, in fact, Kunis has never been more of a physical attraction.
And that is really the point of making Kunis's juggling of weight an issue. According to Kunis, when the weight she lost for "Black Swan" came back it, it went to different places on her body than it had been before. What a tremendous gift that would be for a committed actor if there were some way to control not just how much weight you gained or lost, but where that weight collected or shifted. And, quite clearly, Kunis has earned the right to be called committed to her craft.
For more from Timothy Sexton, admirer of feminine curves, check out:
Find showtimes and tickets near you on Yahoo! Movies.