Mila Kunis Is Unrecognisable Playing A Drug Addict In New Movie Four Good Days
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Mila Kunis is starring in a thought-provoking new drama called Four Good Days, taking on the gritty role of a withdrawing heroin addict. Watch the trailer below:
Kunis may be well-known for playing girl-next-door-type characters in breezy romantic comedies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Friends With Benefits, but in her latest movie we see her starring opposite Glenn Close as a drug addict and her mother, trying to push through a heart-breaking recovery process.
In the trailer, we see Kunis looking almost unrecognisable as 31-year-old Molly, with bleached-blonde hair and what the actor refers to as 'meth teeth'.
Speaking to Deadline, Kunis said: "It is really fun to do something so outside the norm. When you go see the best special effects guy, who makes the most beautiful meth teeth, it sounds so weird to say, but you put it on, and you're like, 'Well, this is fun to play with.'
"Then, you have to be able to teach yourself to speak with this mouth, and not sound like you're lisping.
"So, that was actually really fun, to walk around the house with this weird meth mouth, and then the physicality of it."
Directed by Rodrigo García, Four Good Days is based on real-life events as outlined in a Washington Post article by Eli Saslow.
A synopsis says: "A long-estranged mother and daughter navigate the most difficult four days of their lives together in a heartbreaking and hopeful story based on real-life events."
In the film, Molly attempts to get clean after 15 unsuccessful attempted, reconnecting with her mother in the process after repeatedly betraying her repeatedly.
Her mum Deb (Close) says in the trailer: "If there's anyone who has the strength to break free of this, it's you. I really believe that."
Kunis also told Deadline that she saw an opportunity to understand the enormity of the opioid crisis, with her co-star Glenn Close adding: "The first scene, for me, is what really drew me in, especially for my character, a mother who sees her child homeless-wretched, really-on her front doorstep, and actually locks the door.
"I had to explore how you could do that, and what their relationship was, what their history was that would cause a mother to feel that the best thing she was doing for her daughter was to lock her out of the house."
Four Good Days is released in cinemas in the US on 30 April, and on video-on-demand services on 21 May.