Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo Interview was made possible by STX Entertainment.
While in LA we had the opportunity to go to a Red Carpet Screening, the Bad Moms Press Junket, and do several interviews. During my trip, I interviewed Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo. Their charm, beauty and conversations had us all laughing. We asked about their chemistry in the movie, the time filming they all got sick, and about their characters.
We laughed about how we all have a Gwyndaline in our life and the mom who looks like she just went to dry bar at 5:00am in the morning before dropping the kids off at school.
Christina Applegate told us, “sometimes I just look at my husband, and I go ‘tapping out’.” Then Annie Mumolo started to talk about her daughter who would look at her and ask, “Oh, mom you’re going out like that?!”
One of my favorite responses from these two ladies was when we asked what was the takeaway they wanted moms to feel after seeing this movie. Christina said, “Cut yourself some slack.” And Mumolo said to, “make time for yourself.” Both are some really good advice that I want to follow!
Here are a few of my favorite Q&A from the Interview:
Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo Interview for Bad Moms
Questions: Mila [Kunis] was mentioning the great chemistry that the cast all had. And, you know, watching it, you can tell that it must have been a blast to make. What are your favorite memories from the filming?
Ms. Christina Applegate: Talking with all the girls in a circle in our chairs about politics and our children. That was the conversation every day. It went back and forth from being a mother and politics, mother, politics, mother, politics, mother, politics. They kind of go hand in hand because one’s going to form the future for our offspring as well.
Question: As far as your characters, did you guys get any inspiration from any like real-life situations?
Ms. Christina Applegate: If I tell you, I’ll have to kill you, especially in my case. There’s a Gwendolyn everywhere you go, you know? There’s the mom that you look to and that you like can’t believe that they like made those cupcakes and they had the time to make them with figurines and like sparklers coming out of them. And how do they do that? And then they always look good and smell good. I roll up to school with like hair that I haven’t washed in seven days, and my toenails are disgusting, and that’s the best I could do, and my daughter hasn’t brushed her hair in three days.
And you’re always a tossup of like brush teeth, brush hair, brush teeth, just teeth. Teeth is more important than brushing the hair before we get out of the house because that takes about 20 minutes of brush your teeth, brush your teeth, brush your teeth please. Put that down please. Please brush your teeth. Please brush your teeth. That’s my morning. That’s every day. That was today. That was 7:00 AM. Brush your teeth, Sadie. Brush them. Brush them. Brush them. Brush them. Brush them.
Ms. Annie Mumolo: Yours is so much quieter than how mine goes down. (Then she kept randomly interrupting…”Brush YOUR teeth!”
Question: What’s your least favorite mom job? For us, it’s like making lunches and wiping butts. But, what about you guys?
Ms. Christina Applegate: It’s real hard to wake up. Waking up is real rough, and I’m trying to have a better attitude with it because sometimes she would come in, and she’d be like, morning, Mama. And I’d just be like hi. And I’m like, oh, my God, that’s horrible. That’s like the first thing she sees is me just like resenting the fact that she’s like waking me up 15 minutes before my alarm has gone off, like shoving a doll in my face, going, there’s a string, Mom. Wake up. Mom, mom, there’s a string. You need to cut it.
I’m like is it seven o’clock, Sadie? So, I’m trying to be kinder in the mornings, and I also say to her you do have a father. He’s on the other side of the bed. He knows where the scissors are as well. So, I will have this nice conversation. Like, honey, you can totally go ask Dad to do it, or to get breakfast or anything like that because, you know, we both were asleep. So, that’s okay.
She’s like, oh, yes, I will. Next morning, 5:40, Mom, I can’t find Cheetah. And you’re like [crying sound]. So, that’s my hardest part, is starting the day. But, once I’m up, you know, I’m good.
Ms. Annie Mumolo: Mine’s the hours between 4:30 and bedtime. The dinner to the bath to the books to the brush your teeth to get in your pajamas to the bed, that whole thing to me, I need breaks in the middle. I go in my closet. I take a few minutes and breathing. There’s wine. There’s little mini breaks and checking out and then checking back in and then like regrouping and okay. We got to get to the bath. Oh, God. Oh, my God.
So, when I know they’re coming home from school now, I start getting a little–you know, it’s that whole, all right, how many more activities can we do to–what time are you coming home? But, it’s that and when you get to Thursday, and it’s like we’re having find your dinner. Your dinner is somewhere in this kitchen. It’s whatever you want it to be. You’re five. You can do it. You’re nine. You can do the whole rest of the night. Read to him. That’s it.
And then by Friday, everyone’s like animals. And then, yes, we start over on Monday. But, that afternoon to evening thing, right?
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In this new comedy from the grateful husbands and devoted fathers who wrote The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap.
Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Annie Mumolo, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Christina Applegate
Studio: STX Entertainment
Writers/Directors: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Producers: Suzanne Todd, Bill Block