CLAIM: Mila Kunis “Chases” James Franco to ‘Oz’
It appears the only way Mila Kunis can avoid bogus tabloid-fueled romance rumors would be to stop appearing in movies that also star men. Despite zero evidence, outlets linked Kunis to her Friends with Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake over and over and over again.
And now, like clockwork, Kunis’ decision to join Oz: The Great and Powerful is being explained as an excuse for her to chase its star, James Franco. In Touch takes the lead in this round of baseless speculation, claiming Kunis “scoop[ed] up” the role of Theodora the witch in Oz just so she could get closer to Franco. The actor is “her latest conquest,” declares the magazine, which cites a so-called “source” as saying, “They start filming soon, and she’s really excited to see where this could lead.”
We already know exactly where it will lead – to rumors that Kunis and Franco have struck up an on-set romance, at least until she begins her next project, when she’ll inevitably be linked to that leading man. Poor Mila! A source close to Kunis tells Gossip Cop the Franco rumor is “not true” and points out that the actress was producers’ first choice for her Oz role.