Ashton Kutcher Says Mila Kunis Insisted That They Reprise Their Roles in 'That '90s Show'

The real life couple appeared as the reel life couple, in the new Netflix spin-off series That '90s Show

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In a recent digital cover story for Esquire that was released on Tuesday, Ashton Kutcher revealed that his wife Mila Kunis insisted that they reprise their roles on Netflix's new That '70s Show Spinoff, That '90s Show.

"[She] goes, 'You know, we owe our entire careers to this show. It doesn't matter what the script is, we're doing it,'" Kutcher said. 

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Getty Images | Thearon W. Henderson

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis rose to fame through their roles in the original sitcom That '70 Show which aired from 1998 to 2006 and centered around a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin. The two stars played the love interest on the show and began dating in real life long after the series ended. Kutcher and Kunis tied the knot in 2015 and are parents to two children. The Spin-off series called That '90s Show dropped on Netflix on January 19 and tells the story of Leia Forman, played by Callie Haverda. She plays the daughter of the '70s Show characters Eric Forman and Donna Ponciotti. 


The new show features many cameos, including Kutcher and Kunis, who appear during the premiere of the show. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are going viral for reprising the very roles that catapulted them into global success. In the same cover interview for Esquire, Kutcher, 44, recalled that Kunis told him that he was an a*****

" 'Was I?' " the Your Place or Mine actor recalled asking the question to Kunis. 

 " 'Yeah, you were and a------ for a good two years,' " she said at the time, according to Kutcher.

However, Kutcher is now extremely happy with the trajectory of his life, and he couldn't be more grateful for Mila Kunis now. 


"The thing about Mila that made our relationship accelerate was that I had always admired her," Kutcher told Esquire. "Her talents, her skills, her gifts. But I knew that she didn't need me. And she knew that I didn't need her." Kutcher said. The two started dating almost 13 years after they starred in That '70s Show together. Kutcher went on to reflect on how very lucky he felt, "And when you feel that lucky and fortunate and you have some self-awareness, you realize you didn't do it on your own. I didn't do any of this on my own," he said.

In case you haven't seen them in their cameos after 17 years, make sure to catch That '70s Show on Netflix.