With just one week before Super Bowl LV, fans are gearing up for a showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. But if you’re not into football, the Sunday event provides plenty of entertainment on the side, namely the commercials. New reports have revealed that Hollywood couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher will appear in a Cheeto’s advertisement and it’s not for the reason (cough, cough, pay check) you might think.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kunis said, “It’s so silly! Ashton and I, we never work together. I mean, I know we worked together before … And in the midst of quarantine, they sent us this ad to do and every time I’ve ever been offered a Super Bowl ad it’s always a female having to be scantily clad.”
She continued, stating that it turned out to be perfect timing.
“I started laughing so hard and Ashton was like, ‘This is kind of funny.’ And I was like, ‘We should do it!'” she recalled. “Also it was quarantine and we were stuck with our children for nine, 12, months at this moment, and I was like, ‘Two days, baby! Two days off.'”
“Literally we were like, ‘Yeah, OK, let’s do it,'” she said. “And so we did it. And I hate saying it but we were like, ‘Freedom!’… It was amazing!”
It follows a similar tale to when Kim Kardashian filmed a beauty routine in lockdown, admitting she was hiding from her children. “I’m hiding in the bathroom, you guys,” Kardashian told her 185 million followers. “I’m hiding in my guest room because my kids won’t leave me alone. North, can you please just let me do my tutorial? It’s all I want to do, just one little fun thing for myself.”
If you’ve navigated the pandemic with children, nieces and nephews or even younger siblings, you get it.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher appeared on That 70’s Show Together but rarely work together. “[I’ve] never been so excited to wake up at five in the morning to be like, ‘I’m going to work!’ And I literally skipped out of the house,” Kunis said. “My kids were like, ‘You’re abandoning us!’ And I was like, ‘Relax.'”
According to CBS, thirty-second spots on the advertising’s biggest night have been selling for $5.5 million USD or slightly higher.