“It was pretty mutual,” said Kutcher. “It was kind of obvious that things were happening.”
Kunis ended up staying until the next day, fighting the urge to call an Uber in the middle of the night. “The first time I ever slept over while I was single,” she told Stern.
Despite the sign that might mean they were destined for something more than just a casual fling, both of them were gun-shy about jumping into another lengthy, potentially complicated relationship. As she told Stern, “We started dating with the idea that we both were never going to get married.”
Or, ideally, develop any sort of romantic connection.
So they borrowed a concept straight from the shared plot of their perspective movies. Both Kunis (who paired off with Justin Timberlake in 2011’s Friends With Benefits) and Kutcher (he and Natalie Portman teamed up for No Strings Attached that same year) thought they could manage a feelings-free fling.
“If we just paid attention to these movies, we should know that s–t like this does not work out in real life,” Kunis admitted to Stern. “Well, we clearly didn’t pay attention.”
Instead they, perhaps naively, felt they would be the ones to beat the odds and stick to their pact.