I participated in the Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn Interview for Bad Moms thanks to STX during my expense paid trip to LA to cover some movies. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip!
Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn came in with charm and laughter. I interviewed Mila during her first Mommy Blogger Interview for Oz and she loved it. She walked into our interview saying, “this is amazing, you guys. This is the funniest, cutest thing I’ve ever done.” I am not sure if she was referring to our interview or the movie, but I think BOTH!
When it comes to the THIS movie, Kathryn Hahn said, “I just feel like, so often moms and mommies in movies are kind of painted with like a saintly glow around them. And we know that that’s just not the truth.
We then talked about their “OOPS” moments as mothers. They both had great stories and I think we all have them! That moment you think, “I have failed as a mom.” We can hopefully laugh at most of them now.
Our conversations about mom-guilt, true life stories with their moms, and more were so great! Here are some of my highlights of that interview:
Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn Interview for Bad Moms
Questions: Female roles in outrageous comedies tend to be relegated to a girlfriend or a sidekick. Did you find it empowering to have a script that was so funny and relatable and written specifically from a female perspective?
Ms. Kathryn Hahn: Well, I feel like had I not been lucky enough to be in this movie, I would have been so excited to see it. And I would have started an e-mail chain and got all my mommy pals. I just feel like, so often moms and mommies in movies are kind of painted with like a saintly glow around them.
And we know that that’s just not the truth. And we’ve got so much more complexity than anyone could–so, I was so excited to just to see mommyhood examined from like the way that we all know it, or at least would love to experience. I know there’s a ton of wish fulfillment in this particular movie. Like, it would be real. So much of it looks like a ball, like this afternoon. Like, how decadent does this feel?
And we deserve it, damn it. Yes. Yes. I have a six-year-old and a nine-year-old, and you guys are obviously the cool bloggers and the chill bloggers. And I found it really, really helpful especially because my parents don’t live in LA.
So, you know, it’s not the same culture where your mom comes over to help you babysit. At least, I wasn’t lucky enough for that. So, you depend on your pals or other amazing women that are going through it or have gone through it or can like–so, thank God. You can’t do it by yourself. And it takes a village. And I think this movie is such an awesome message of the solidarity. Like, we’re all in it together. We can’t just lessen those expectations.
Question: Do you have any of your own Bad Mom moments?
Ms. Kathryn Hahn: It was last year. What’s the matter? What’s the matter? I was checking his fingers and toes. I didn’t know what he would–it was like he wouldn’t eat. It was like a mess. Finally changed his diaper, and one of my hairs had wrapped itself around his nuts like five times. Almost castrated my child. That was a good moment, she says, downing her mimosa.
Ms. Mila Kunis: My story, I don’t know if you guys have interviewed Annie [Mumolo] yet, but my story is similar to Annie. So, I’ve only been a mom for 21 months, but it’s pretty good. So, Wyatt was like at seven, eight months old, and I was driving to visit my husband at work. And driving with an eight month old for a couple hours is like going on a road trip.
So, you have to pack all this stuff up in anticipation of everything going horribly wrong with the first baby. Second baby doesn’t matter. First baby, you’re like, oh, my God, everything’s going to go wrong. So, you pack the car up with all this stuff.
And I was like I did it. I put her in the car. Like, I high five myself. I’m driving down the 101. And I was like oh, my God, I’m doing really good today. And he was being really quiet, and I was like, oh, let me look in the rearview mirror to make sure everything’s okay. And I look, and she’s happy as can be, but just not nearly strapped in.
And I was like, oh, F*** me. And I’m on the 101, and she’s just like blah, like fine in her car seat, nothing, no strap whatsoever. And I think I just turned white. It was like what do I do? So, I pulled over. I calmly like crawled in the backseat, strapped her in, continued to drive, I’m never talking about this story to anybody ever. It’s just going to be me, myself, and I, lesson learned. I’m so grateful.
I literally pull up to my husband’s work and just burst out crying. I was like I fucked up. I fucked up. And lo and behold, a year later, like two, three weeks ago, a month ago, I came to get Wyatt out of the backseat of the car, and my husband put her in. And so, I went in to get her out. And we were out, about. And I opened the car door, and she’s not strapped in whatsoever. And I was like thank God. I was so excited. I wasn’t alone.
And everybody’s fine. Everybody lived. It’s only a little bit illegal. But, you know, I made a little bit of a mess up.
Question: Had there ever been a moment where you virtually went on strike as a mom?
Ms. Mila Kunis: I can say really quickly I’ve only been a mom for 21 months. She’s still really lovely. I still have a child who’s really nice and doesn’t kick and scream. I’m very lucky. So, not yet, but, boy, will it happen.
Ms. Kathryn Hahn: I have a son and a daughter. My six-year-old has, as my mom would say, met my match. It’s so true. She is such a spicy meatball. She just gives it right back to me. That’s the difference between the girls and the boys too, is the like emotional minefield that is trying to navigate a girl. It’s like you’re a step ahead of me. What are we fighting about?
I’m like what’s going to happen when she’s in high school? So, yes, there have been moments where I am like I need to go. I need to get out of here. Absolutely, I don’t trust what’s going to come out of my mouth. Do you know what I mean? Like, if I’m going to say something that we all regret, so, yes, oh, my God, absolutely.
Time outs don’t work with her, though, because she’s just going to come right back, or she’s like, fine, I wanted to be by myself, or whatever. And she’ll make it her decision. I’m like, oh, my God.
Ms. Mila Kunis: She doesn’t find me funny. She hates my humor.
Ms. Kathryn Hahn: Yes, she’s a real tough cookie I try to make a joke, and she’s like terrible. It’s like, God. Ugh, Mom, terrible. And then she’ll look at me and be like are you really wearing that? I’m like, May, brush your hair, and she’s like you brush your hair. Like, okay, anyway.
We asked about the ending of the movie, but it is a total spoiler alert…so I am going to leave it out. Just remember, if you weren’t crying from laughing you will totally be crying at the end. 🙂
Be sure to checkout Bad Moms in theaters EVERYWHERE July 29, 2016! Purchase tickets today–> http://www.badmomstickets.com/
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