A 21-year-old video clip has reappeared on social media. It features a discussion from the past about an incident on the set of the TV show That ’70s Show, involving actors Danny Masterson, Ashton Kutcher, and Mila Kunis. At the time, Mila Kunis was only 14 years old, and Ashton Kutcher was 19. They spoke about a scene in which they were supposed to kiss and how it felt slightly inappropriate because of their age difference.
This video resurfaced on social media (formerly Twitter) after Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis publicly apologized for writing supportive letters for Danny Masterson, who was recently sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for two counts of rape.
In the 2002 interview with comedian Rosie O’Donnell, Ashton Kutcher mentioned their ages when they started on the show and how they were advised about the kissing scene. Mila Kunis revealed that this on-screen kiss was her first real-life kiss, and she recalled a bet between Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher regarding French-kissing her. The video clip has gained significant attention on social media, with over 3.5 million views.
Amidst the controversy over their support letters, Kutcher and Kunis posted an apology video on September 9. They emphasized their support for victims and clarified that their intention was not to question the verdict but to show the character of the person they had known for 25 years.
Representatives of Kutcher and Kunis have been contacted for comments by Newsweek. In their letters of support, Kutcher described Masterson as a positive influence and a truthful friend, while Kunis praised him as an outstanding older brother figure.
Kunis, Kutcher, and Masterson had worked together on That ’70s Show, which aired from 1998 to 2006. Following Masterson’s conviction in May, he was sentenced to a lengthy prison term, with the possibility of parole after 25 years.