Mila Kunis Confirmed That She And Ashton Kutcher Won’t Return For “That ‘90s Show” Season 2 After They Were Exposed For Writing Letters In Support Of Danny Masterson

Mila and Ashton have been keeping a low profile since they were forced to apologize for writing letters in support of Danny Masterson last year.

Content Warning: This story contains brief discussions of sexual abuse and sexual assault.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis famously met in 1998 on the set of That ‘70s Show, in which they starred as on-again, off-again couple, Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart.

The cast of "That '70s Show" on the red carpet

Seventeen years after the original series ended in 2006, Ashton and Mila thrilled fans by reprising their roles in the Netflix spinoff series, That ‘90s Show, which premiered at the start of last year.

Closeup of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis posing on the red carpet together

That ‘90s Show wound up being a hit with viewers, many of whom were pleased by the return of so many beloved cast members, and as a result, the spinoff was promptly renewed for a second season, due to come out later this year.

Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama stand together for a red carpet photo

However, Mila recently revealed that she and her husband won’t be returning, despite having had a lot of fun shooting their cameos for Season 1.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher sitting courtside at a basketball game

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Family Guy this week, Mila explained that she and Ashton felt that they’d done enough to lay the groundwork for their characters’ futures by appearing in Season 1.

Mila Kunis poses with a smile and is wearing a polka-dotted top at a promotional event

“I mean, we did our thing, and they introduced our son in the show and that was, you know, [enough],” she said, after answering “no” when asked if she and Ashton would be returning.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis in formal attire at an event

Though she didn’t divulge more information about their plans, Mila’s comments come seven months after she and Ashton were forced to apologize for letters they wrote in support of their former That ‘70s Show costar, Danny Masterson.

Closeup of Danny Masterson and his partner walking outside

For context, Ashton, Mila, and Danny were shooting That ‘70s Show at the time that Danny drugged and raped two women at his Hollywood Hills home. He was found guilty of the crimes in May, and he was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison in September.

Ashton Kutcher,  Mila Kunis, and Danny Masterson

Around this time, court documents revealed that Ashton and Mila were among those to have written letters to the judge asking for leniency ahead of the sentencing, describing Danny as a “role model” with “exceptional character.”

Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson onstage

Ashton and Mila were faced with intense backlash and were quickly prompted to issue a video statement — which, as you may remember, was not received well by the public.

They subsequently turned off the comments on the post, and on Sept. 15, Time reported that Ashton had resigned as chair of the board of Thorn — the anti-child sex abuse organization he and Demi Moore founded back in 2009 when they were still married.

Ashton Kutcher in a jacket and plaid shirt at an event

Since then, the pair have maintained a low profile, with Mila’s recent red carpet marking her first public engagement in months. You can watch her full interview with Entertainment Tonight here.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis posing together at the Breakthrough Prize event

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search for your local center here.

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