Natalie Portman got to experience films with both Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. The films were completely different, with one as a light-hearted rom/com, while the other was a little more intense, and received Oscar-buzz. The films in question are Black Swan and No Strings Attached.

As expected, Portman has different experiences with both Kutcher and Kunis. When asked who was the better kisser, Portman didn't hesitate with her response. She is the only actress in Hollywood to have kissed the celeb couple of Ashton and Mila.

We'll take a look back at her experience with both stars, and why her film with Ashton Kutcher was tainted due to circumstances off-camera.

Natalie Portman's Experience With Ashton Kutcher Was Tainted Due To Their Massive Pay Gap

The rom-com No Strings Attached was released in 2011. Thanks to its star power of Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, the film was able to generate a nice profit of $149 million at the box office. It was quite the scenario for Kutcher, who was basically living the film off-camera with future partner Mila Kunis.

Throughout the filming, Portman and her co-star Ashton Kutcher got along just fine. However, the project was tainted after Portman was made aware of the massive salary gap between the two actors, despite the fact that they were both stars of the film.

Natalie revealed alongside Marie Claire, "I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with "quotes" in Hollywood... His [quote] was three times higher than mine so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy."

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As for Ashton, he showed no ill-will against his co-star for speaking out and instead, he applauded her point of view and the fact that she made it public.

"So proud of Natalie and all women who stand up for closing the gender pay gap," Kutcher wrote in a tweet.

Just a year prior to Portman's work alongside Kutcher, she got a chance to star alongside Mila Kunis in Black Swan.

Natalie Portman Called Mila Kunis The Better Kisser Between The A-List Couple

Natalie Portman is among the few in Hollywood that got to appear in film with both Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. Not only that, but she's definitely the only one that got intimate with both stars on-screen. When asked who the better kisser was, Portman didn't shy away from her true feelings.

“Mila! I mean, obviously," she tells Andy Cohen.

The respect seemed to be mutual, as Kunis also applauded her co-star, despite the awkward circumstances.

“And how was it making out with Natalie? I mean… when you have a kissing scene in a film it’s not something you think about as a kissing thing. You have all these crew around,” Kunis wrote. “But she’s a lovely kisser, very polite.”

Kunis continued, “But here’s a little-known fact: There’s one person in the world that Ashton and I have kissed and that’s Natalie Portman.”

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Released in 2010, Black Swan was a huge hit. The Darren Aronofsky film received major praise in terms of reviews, while the drama thriller brought in $329 million at the box office.

A major reason for it was the chemistry between Kunis and Portman, one that started with a connection off-camera.

Natalie Portman Revealed Her Intimate Scene With Mila Kunis In Black Swan Was Made Easier Due To Their Off-Screen Bond

Speaking alongside MTV News, Natalie Portman revealed that she was the one to suggest Mila Kunis for the role in Black Swan. Once the director met Kunis, she was a lock for the film. However, at that point, Portman still hadn't realized that the two had to take on an intimate scene together.

"It was really crazy, because Mila and I were very good friends. And when Darren asked me, 'Who do you think could do this part? Who has sort of a similar height, coloring, physique?' I was like, 'Oh, Mila, Mila, Mila!,'" she recalled.

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"He met her and obviously flipped over her, and she's super talented and does an amazing job in the movie... I didn't really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her in the movie."

Portman revealed that shooting the scene was made a lot easier given the familiarity between the two.

"I feel like it would be easier to do it with someone you didn't know," Portman explained. "But it was great to have a friend there who we could laugh and make jokes and get over it together."

Not an easy scene to shoot but one Portman and Kunis got through together.

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