Washington: Mila Kunis has revealed that she was a complete tomboy while growing up in Ukraine and embraced her girlie side only when she had her first crush.
The 28-year-old actress said that while growing up she enjoyed playing games with her older brother and his friends and preferred playing outdoors to watching TV.
“I have an older brother, he’s six years older. So when I was growing up, my parents would be like, ‘Go play with Mike’,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
“I grew up in a small town in Ukraine, where kids went and played out in the neighbourhood all day long. You got kicked out of the house and ran around for eight, nine hours and came back completely scraped up and bloody and starving.
“You didn’t play video games or watch TV. There were more boys than girls in the neighbourhood and I idolised my brother, so for sure I was a tomboy,” she said.
Kunis said that her girlie side only emerged after she fell in love with her brother’s friend.
“I didn’t know I was a girl until I started liking boys. Like when I developed a crush on my brother’s friend and I was like, ‘He’s cute’,” Kunis said.
“I think that’s when his whole world crumbled, when his little sister was all of a sudden asking, ‘Who’s that guy?” she said.
Kunis who has recently been romantically linked to Ashton Kutcher – admitted that she never liked dolls and was more interested in her brother’s toys.
“We didn’t have toys, you played with other people,” Kunis said.
“I didn’t like dolls, you played with little soldiers and you ran around the neighbourhood,” she added.