From writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash), Third Person tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal, and plays out in New York, Paris and Rome, across three couples. A prize-winning fiction author named Michael (Liam Neeson) has left his wife (Kim Basinger) because of an affair with an ambitious young journalist named Anna (Olivia Wilde). Meanwhile, Scott (Adrien Brody) meets a beautiful and mysterious Roma woman named Monika (Moran Atias), who needs money to be reunited with her young daughter. And ex-soap opera actress Julia (Mila Kunis) is caught in a custody battle for her son with her famous ex-husband (James Franco).
During a conference at the film’s press day, actress Mila Kunis talked about not worrying about how sympathetic her character is, how she drew on the emotional depth of her own mistakes in life for this role, how selfishly gratifying it is to play a character like this, how fun it was to play a mom, that she prefers to turn the emotion on and off while she’s at work and not take it home with her, collaborating with James Franco, and what Paul Haggis is like, as a director. Check out what she had to say after the jump.