The 38-year-old actress was seen entering the show’s set at the beginning of the episode, much to the surprise of the 63-year-old comedian, who appeared to be unaware that the Bad Moms star was scheduled to lead the program.
The two then decided to co-host the show for the day, and at one point, the Family Guy voice actress was asked about the recent controversy regarding her children’s bathing habits.
Seeing double: Mila Kunis twinned with Ellen DeGeneres while co-hosting Tuesday’s episode of the latter’s long-running talk show
Kunis notably wore a near-matching outfit to DeGeneres’ during the taping, which consisted of a dark blue suit jacket and slim-fitting trousers, as well as a white button-up shirt and sneakers.
The That ’70s Show actress mainly positioned herself across from the comedian while they sat down for a conversation, although she moved next to the Finding Dory voice actress when guest Leslie Jordan entered the set for an interview.
The 66-year-old actor told the media personalities several anecdotes from his past during his interview and discussed his time working as an exercise rider for racehorses.
Kunis also accompanied the show’s regular host during a Burning Questions segment, where she addressed several of DeGeneres’ inquiries about lesser-known aspects of her life.
Good sport: During the episode, the Bad Moms star notably participated in a segment entitled Burning Questions, during which she was inquired about various lesser-known aspects of her personality
Special guest: The two were later joined by Leslie Jordan, who spoke about his previous job as an exercise rider for racehorses
At one point, DeGeneres directly asked her co-host about her controversial statements regarding the hygiene of her children.
Earlier this year, the actress and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, appeared on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast and expressed that they were very lax about bathing their sons Wyatt and Dimitri, aged six and four, respectively.
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall cast member also pointed out that she did not have hot water while she was growing up, and her stance on bathing has been affected as a result.
She also expressed via CNN that she ‘wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns, ever,’ and that she regularly washed her face.
Hot topic: DeGeneres also asked about Kunis’ stance on her family’s hygiene, for which she previously received much criticism
During her sit-down with DeGeneres, Kunis spoke about her appearance on the podcast and gave her take on her family’s hygienic standards.
‘Somehow the conversation derailed into bathing habits and then we started talking about how we all don’t bathe our children very often, and/or ourselves. Like, I shower every day, but I don’t wash my hair every day. I don’t find that to be a necessity.’
The actress then expressed that, although she generally wants to keep her kids clean, she was also occasionally absent-minded about how she plans out her daily schedule, which led to showers and baths falling through the cracks.
‘My intent every day is to bathe my children. I wake up every day and I’m like, “Today I’m going to shower my kids.” And then bed time happens and I forgot to feed them,’ she said.
Making it clear: Kunis took the questioning in stride and expressed that her ‘intent every day is to bathe my children’
Kunis humorously added that ‘this whole story has taken such a turn, but apparently The Rock showers, so congratulations The Rock, you shower.’
DeGeneres appeared amused at the situation and commented that ‘there are all these celebrities that are jumping onboard if they shower or if they don’t.’
The actress also remarked that her kids were in frequent contact with water and noted that, when the coronavirus forced her family to stay inside, they were fine with regularly skipping baths and showers.
She stated: ‘the kids, there’s a body of water that they touch, just about every day. Almost every day. Sometimes it’s a pool, sometimes it’s a sprinkler. It just depends… it’s COVID. It was like, who showers? We don’t leave the house. Who cares?’
Trendy: DeGeneres notably commented that there ‘are all these celebrities that are jumping onboard if they shower or if they don’t’
Kunis then expressed that she likely worsened her situation with her comments and expressed that she expected more celebrities to reveal even more drastic aspects of their lack of hygiene.
‘I don’t think I made the story any better right now. I feel like it’s going to take a whole other turn,’ she expressed.
When DeGeneres pointed out that her co-host had previously commented that she occasionally forgets to make food for her children, she exclaimed that ‘I feed my kids, you guys! Oh god.’
Swing and a miss: Kunis humorously noted that she did not ‘think I made the story any better’ with her comments on the program