Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals will honor Mila Kunis with its 2018 Woman of the Year Award on Jan. 25, treating the actress to the customary fun-filled parade down Massachusetts Ave. before presenting her with the group’s coveted Pudding Pot at Farkas Hall, the Hastys’ historic home in Harvard Square.
The country’s oldest theater organization presents the award annually to “performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.” Last year’s honoree was Oscar winner Octavia Spencer.
We were betting that the Hasty Pudding Theatricals would this year honor one of the women at the forefront of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. But Kunis has hardly been silent on the subject. Indeed, a full year before the Harvey Weinstein story broke, Kunis published an open letter calling out Hollywood for its sexism.
More recently, the actress best known for her role on “That ’70s Show” wrapped work on “The Spy Who Dumped Me” with Kate McKinnon — the movie comes out in August — and starred opposite Natalie Portman in “Black Swan.”
Past Woman of the Year honorees include Spencer, Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Julia Roberts, and Scarlett Johansson, to name just a few.