I think Mila just knocked it out of the park." Director Mike Judge commented that part of what was surprising to learn about Kunis was her ability to make references to the cult animation film Rejected.
Judge said: "As beautiful as Mila is, you could believe that maybe she would cross paths with you in the real world." After seeing Kunis perform in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Judge wanted to cast her in the role of Cindy in Extract: "I just thought, 'Wow, this girl's perfect.' And she really wanted to do it, which was fantastic." Kunis herself stated that "I'm a huge fan of Mike Judge's from Office Space, so I was, like, 'Okay, this is a very easy decision.' I told them I would do anything needed to be in this production– like craft service, or, say, acting." Even reviewers who didn't necessarily like the film complimented her performance, such as James Berardinelli, who wrote that "the demands of the role prove to be within her range, which is perhaps surprising considering she has been thus far pigeonholed into more lightweight parts", and Colin Covert of the Star Tribune, who wrote that she "generated a spark and brought a degree of determination to her character, developing an independent female character who's not always in need of rescuing." Kunis was nominated for multiple awards, including her first Golden Globe, for the 2010 film Black Swan.
She was 15 when she started, so you were listening to a 15-year-old.
Oftentimes with animation they'll have adult actors doing the voices of teenagers and they always sound like Saturday morning voices. She had a very natural quality to Meg that really made what we did with that character kind of really work." In 2001, she appeared in Get Over It opposite Kirsten Dunst.
After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent.