Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman Admit They "Basically" Made the Same Rom-Com as Mila Kunis

NO STRINGS ATTACHED, from left: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, 2011. ph: Dale Robinette/Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman are having some vital revelations about their rom-com pasts . . . whereas operating on treadmills. This week, Portman joined Kutcher as a part of his marathon-training sequence “Our Future Selves” with Peloton, jogging alongside him as the 2 mentioned how they first met and at last addressed the placing similarities between two iconic movies throughout the romantic comedy multiverse.

“I feel the primary time we actually began hanging out is after we shot ‘No Strings’ collectively,'” Kutcher stated whereas sounding miraculously well-articulated for somebody going full velocity on a treadmill. “Who would’ve thought 20 years later, we might be on a Peloton collectively?” Portman joked in response. (Note: if 20 years looks as if approach too way back, it is as a result of it’s. “No Strings Attached” was formally launched in January 2011 — phew!)

“Wait, it is also bizarre as a result of my spouse [Mila Kunis] was taking pictures principally the identical film, referred to as ‘Friends With Benefits,'” Kutcher stated, placing into phrases what so many rom-com followers have been pondering for thus lengthy. Also launched in 2011, “Friends With Benefits” starred Kunis and Justin Timberlake as pals who develop into pals with advantages (after which one thing extra) — which is just about the identical plot that “No Strings Attached” starring Kutcher and Portman has.

“Yes, and Mila and I had simply shot ‘Black Swan’ collectively proper earlier than,” Portman added. “So we had been all making out with one another.” While followers might have had some sense of how interconnected these 2010s rom-coms had been due to their overlapping plots and Kunis and Kutcher’s marriage, listening to the 2 actors joke about it simply confirms the numerous similarities between the 2 movies.

Why two practically an identical rom-coms had been launched inside six months of one another, nobody exterior Hollywood will ever absolutely perceive, however at the very least now viewers have some a lot wanted closure on why they felt such a strong sense of déjà vu on the movie show in 2011.


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