The lucky sergeant is serving in Afghanistan and is not available for interviews. But through Camp Leatherneck’s Public Affairs Office, Moore has put out a prepared Q&A.
“My initial reaction was disbelief,” the Marine said in a statement. “It’s going to be a great experience to meet her, and it’s going to make the ball more special for everyone.”
Moore posted a video to YouTube asking Kunis to attend a Marine Corps Ball with him. The “Black Swan” actress accepted the invitation under a semi-ambush by Fox411 at a red carpet event.
Kunis hasn’t reached out to Moore personally to accept the invitation, but her team has contacted him.
“It was kind of a bet between me and Marines in my platoon,” Moore said of the video. “I told everyone I was going to do it, but they didn’t think I would go through with it.”
Moore also has Justin Timberlake, Kunis’s “Friends With Benefits” co-star, to thank for landing the date. Timberlake nudged Kunis into doing it. “Justin Timberlake’s encouragement definitely helped; I owe him one.”
And yes, he really did think this all was possible: “I always thought I had a chance, and sometimes that’s all you need.”