Mila Kunis is proving she’s ready to defend her family at all costs, even if that means having to use the gun she keeps in her home with husband Ashton Kutcher and 9-month-old daughter Wyatt Isabelle.
In an interview with the Luxury section of the U.K. publication Telegraph, Kunis opens up about her decision to keep a gun in her family’s home.
“I will say this: we have a gun at the house. But would I give it to my daughter as a gift at 15? No. I can take a gun apart and put it back together blindfolded.”
Kunis goes on to explain that her and Kutcher’s experience with guns reassures her that daughter Wyatt will be safe even with a weapon in the house.
“My child shouldn’t be as well trained as us, nor should she know there is a weapon in the house—ever. But I respect the gun. My husband grew up in Iowa, and is from a hunting family. He’s worked with rifles his whole life.”
Kunis, who has received weapons training for her roles in Max Payne and Jupiter Ascending, also explains that her experience with a stalker helped her make the decision regarding whether or not to keep a gun in their home.
Stuart Lynn Dunn pleaded no contest to stalking Kunis in 2013 despite being accused of breaking into Mila’s West Hollywood condo and residing there for two weeks. Fortunately, Kunis was not living in her California home at the time of Dunn’s break in; however, the experience led Mila to file a restraining order against her stalker. After Dunn violated Kunis’ restraining order, he was sentenced to six months in a rehabilitation center where he later escaped, Huffington Post reports.
Dunn was later captured by police; however, Mila reveals that the scary incident was her driving force for wanting to have a gun in her home.
“I probably wouldn’t have the gun if I didn’t have stalkers or people constantly trying to break into my house.”
While Kunis spoke at-length about her advocacy for guns, the That ’70s Show actress also gushed over her new husband Ashton Kutcher and daughter Wyatt.
Mila, who wed Kutcher in a super-secret ceremony over the Fourth of July weekend, praised her former costar for being a “hands-on dad,” noting that the actor is pushing for gender-neutral baby-changing facilities.
“My husband is an incredibly hands-on dad. When my child was born, I was breast-feeding and he said, ‘That’s your connection. I want to change every diaper.’ When we’re in public, if it’s a pee-pee diaper, you can change her at the table, but if it’s a poo-poo diaper, you don’t want to affect the people eating. So he’s like, ‘Err, I guess I’m going to the ladies’ room to do it.'”
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