In a new interview, Kunis reveals that Netflix’s forthcoming spinoff (release date TBA) reunites Jackie Burkhart with original boyfriend Michael Kelso, played again by Kunis’ real-life spouse Ashton Kutcher.
“My husband and I are together in it, which is weird because we shouldn’t have been,” Kunis tells Access Hollywood. “I called BS. I was like, ‘My character would be with Fez….’ Now [Kelso and I] are married with a kid, and I was like, ‘I don’t know about this.'”
Jackie had three major relationships during That ’70s Show‘s eight-season run on Fox. She dated Kelso on and off through Season 4, then moved on with fellow basement dweller Hyde (played by Danny Masterson), whom she dated through Season 7. The series’ second-to-last episode ultimately paired Jackie with Wilmer Valderrama’s Fez.
Earlier in Season 8, Kelso proposed to Jackie, but she turned him down. She realized that even though they’d always love each other, they had a lot of growing up to do. Afterwards, Kelso moved to Chicago to be closer to his daughter Betsy, which paved the way for ’70s‘ Jackie-and-Fez endgame.
Aside from second-guessing Jackie and Kelso’s reunion, Kunis calls That ’90s Show — which reunites her and Kutcher with fellow OGs Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Valderrama, Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith — “very sweet,” and says “anyone who has ever watched or loved That ’70s Show will be really happy with it. I really, truly believe it.” (For Kutcher’s comments on reprising Kelso, click here.)
Kunis can next be seen in the Netflix original movie Luckiest Girl Alive (streaming Friday, Oct. 7). That ’90s Show, which wrapped production on Season 1 in July, is still awaiting a release date.
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