London: Ukrainian-born actress Mila Kunis says starting school in the US was frightening as she couldn`t speak English.
The 28-year-old moved to the US with her family when she was seven years old and said it was terrifying when she first had to mix with other children, Femalefirst reported.
"It must have been frightening because I blocked it out. I don`t have any memories. When I wrote my essay for college, it was about imagining what it was like being blind and deaf at the age of seven because that`s what it felt like.
Apparently , my parents tell me, I cried every morning and when
I came back from school," said Kunis.
The actress says her family had little money when she was growing up but insists financial benefits have never been her motivation to do well.
"For me, it was never about the money because my parents had always instilled into me that money is the root of all evil. I believe that 100 per cent. I was a happy nine year old and my family was poor, I`m telling you," she added.