Mila Kunis Will Not Return to “That ’90s Show”

Mila Kunis has confirmed she will not be returning to the nostalgic realms of Wisconsin for the next season of Netflix’s “That ’90s Show.” In a candid interview with ET, Kunis, alongside her husband Ashton Kutcher, discussed their brief return to the series where they introduced their son in the pilot episode but have now decided to step away.

A Brief Reunion and a Farewell

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Kunis and Kutcher’s return to “That ’90s Show” was a significant nod to their characters from the beloved “That ’70s Show,” where they originally starred as Jackie and Kelso. Their appearance in the pilot was well-received, yet short-lived, as Kunis articulated their intent to exit after fulfilling their roles as guest stars. This move marks an end to their direct involvement with the show, even as other original cast members like Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, and occasionally Wilmer Valderrama and Laura Prepon, have committed to more extended appearances.

Plot Inconsistencies and Character Decisions

Kunis shared her reservations about the continuity errors concerning her character’s relationship dynamics. “I called BS. I was like, ‘My character would be with Fez,’” she mentioned in 2022. “I think that I ended up with Wilmer’s character. And I was like, ‘Why are [Kelso] and I together?’ And also, Kelso was married when [That ‘70s Show] ended to Shannon Elizabeth’s character, I think.”

The original ending of “That ’70s Show” did not align with the new narrative presented in “That ’90s Show.” Specifically, Kunis pointed out that Jackie was last seen with Fez, played by Valderrama, making her relationship with Kelso in the ‘90s revival confusing and inconsistent with the earlier storyline.

Seth Green’s Expanded Role

Amid Kunis’s departure announcement, actor Seth Green is set to increase his presence on the show. Green, who played the villain Mitch Miller in earlier seasons of “That ’70s Show,” has already filmed an episode for the new series and plans to return for more. His character’s comeback adds a fresh dynamic to the ongoing storyline, potentially filling the gap left by Kunis and Kutcher.

Wrapping Up

As “That ’90s Show” continues to develop its new season, the absence of Mila Kunis will surely be felt among fans who cherished the original chemistry of the cast. Meanwhile, Seth Green’s return promises to inject a new vigor into the show’s evolving narrative. For ongoing updates on this and other series, keep an eye on HITPLAY.

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