Mila Kunis, who will be returning to That ’90s Show as Jackie Burkhart, plays a playful tone in her character’s story with Ashton Kutcher’s Kelso.
Mila Kunis argues that Jackie Burkhart shouldn’t be with Michael Kelso, playfully questioning his history in That 90’s show. The next That 70’s Show The spinoff will begin in the summer of 1995 and will revolve around Leia Forman (played by Callie Haverda) as she spends the summer with her grandparents – Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith returning to their respective roles of Kitty and Red Forman – in Wisconsin. Unfolding more than 15 years after the events of That 70’s Showthe ’90s sequel will also see several familiar faces reprising their roles.
Kunis recently spoke about what viewers should expect from That 90’s show when it debuts on Netflix, saying that those who loved the original will particularly enjoy the series’ inciting incident. Still, she made some jokes about whether her character’s daughter’s age makes sense. Now, Kunis has shared some of her other thoughts on Jackie’s story.
When promoting your next movie The luckiest girl in the world in an interview with Access HollywoodKunis explained why she thinks Jackie shouldn’t be with Kelso in That 90’s show. Even though Kunis is married to Ashton Kutcher, who plays Kelso, and even though the two characters have a long romantic history, Kunis told the end of That 70’s Show as proof that they shouldn’t be in the spinoff together. Check out Kunis’ quote, via The AV Clubbelow.
Mine [real-life] husband [Kutcher] and I are in this together, which is weird because we shouldn’t be. You know what, I called BS. I was like, ‘My character would be with Fez.’ I think I ended up with Wilmer’s character. And I was like, ‘Why are you and I together?’ Also, he got married when the 70s ended with Shannon Elizabeth’s character, I think. And now we’re like, 20 years – no, 16 years later, whatever, and now we’re married and with a kid. And I was like, ‘I don’t know about this one.’
Why Kelso and Jackie Are Together on That 90’s Show
Kunis correctly notes that Fez and Jackie are a couple at the end of That 70’s Show. In Kelso’s case, it is hinted that he gets back together with Brooke, as she is the mother of his daughter. Looks That 90’s show ends it or otherwise discounts it, based on what Kunis shares. One possible reason is convenience. Topher Grace, who plays Eric Forman, previously said that he is only in one episode of the new series, despite being Leia’s father. If other returning actors also only appear relatively briefly, perhaps the writers felt it was easier to use the limited screen time as a way to play on the real-life relationship that developed between Kutcher and Kunis in the intervening years. That 70’s Show finished.
Another thing to consider is that some viewers felt that Fez and Jackie’s dynamic worked better with them as friends, given how much he desired her, despite the fact that she showed no interest. Away from these relationship-specific issues, Kunis’ taunts address the difficulty of derivative sequels like That 90’s show. It can be incredibly inorganic to bring almost all the same characters back in a satisfying way. But hopefully, despite some potential hiccups and changes, the 1990s follow-up can make it work.
Source: Access Hollywood (via The AV Club)