UPDATE 5/22: Did Bledsoe’s dance invite to Kunis inspire this spoof by The Onion? It certainly seems possible.
Scarlett Johansson Immediately Rejects Heartwarming Prom Invite From High School Student
Hollins University senior Kirsten Bledsoe recorded a video asking actress Mila Kunis to be her date to the school’s Cotillion dance.
“I kind of did it on a whim,” thinking the request would be funny, she said. After all, Kunis (“That ’70s Show,” “Black Swan”) recently told interviewer Chris Stark she says “Yes” to anything, and when he tried to ask her out, she never actually said “No.” Besides, Bledsoe’s been a fan of the actress for many years, and they share a love of Blue Moon beer.
The 21-year-old film major from Arlington posted the video to YouTube on March 10, not expecting it to go viral.
ORIGINAL POST: Here’s an interesting cultural news tip we’ve received. NOTE: This video contains adult language.
Tipster Charlsie Niemiec writes:
Hollins University senior Kirsten Bledsoe has been featured on the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Buzzfeed in the last 24 hours for asking celebrity Mila Kunis to the end of the year Hollins Cotillion. Kirsten is a lesbian student who is speaking out on LGBTQ issues in hopes that Mila will attend as her date!
The Daily Beast writes:
Prompted by the recent viral video of BBC Radio reporter Chris Stark’s unconventional interview with Kunis last week, in which Kunis joked that she never turns down a date, Bledsoe figured she had nothing to lose. “Why not make a video asking her to my last school dance?” she told The Daily Beast, mentioning that she “was appalled” that Stark had never heard of Blue Moon beer.
Buzzfeed points out that this tactic (asking Kunis out via YouTube) has worked before, for a Marine serving in Afghanistan.