On Monday, we brought you the heartwarming story of Sgt. Scott Moore, a US Marine stationed in Afghanistan who posted a no-frills YouTube invitation to Mila Kunis, asking her to join him as his date to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball (held November 12 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in Maryland). Her Friends With Benefits costar Justin Timberlake convinced her to say yes during a live interview, and word quickly trickled back to Moore. The Corps has now sent out an official interview, in which Moore reacts to the exciting news that he's now just a couple bases short of catching up with Natalie Portman:
How did you come up with the idea for the video?
It was kind of a bet between me and Marines in my platoon. I told everyone I was going to do it, but they didn't think I would go through with it. One day we had a couple minutes, and I took another Marine out with me and we shot two takes. The first one was without sunglasses but I was squinting too much because it was so bright, so we shot the one I uploaded to YouTube. The rest of the Marines liked it, so I posted it that day.
When you posted the video, did you ever think you'd really get a date with Mila?
I always thought I had a chance, and sometimes that's all you need. The Marines I work with did their best to spread it around.
How do you feel now that you've made it happen?
My initial reaction was disbelief. It's going to be a great experience to meet her, and it's going to make the ball more special for everyone.
What can Mila expect to see at the ball?
A lot of Marines who are very happy to be home from Afghanistan, celebrating a successful deployment and the 236th birthday of our Marine Corps. I would like to refer to Eleanor Roosevelt's quote about Marines for this one: "The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!"
Good old Eleanor Roosevelt. If anyone knew her way around special Marine balls, it's her. Have fun, you crazy kids! [militarytimes.com, photo via Getty]