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In the upcoming comedy Bad Moms, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn play overworked mothers who are fed up with unrealistic expectations and decide to cut loose. And off-screen, both women know firsthand what it’s like to have a family while managing a busy career. During the Bad Moms press day in Los Angeles earlier this month, Hahn and Kunis joined us for a unique, intimate Q&A session held at the SLS Hotel Garden Terrace that was set up to feel more like a girl’s day out than a traditional press conference. As we sat around pretty tables complete with desserts and mimosas, Hahn and Kunis greeted us warmly and asked questions about our blogs – Kunis told us that she was interested because she reads mommy blogs herself.
Just like the event, Bad Moms was created with women’s experiences in mind. Female roles in outrageous comedies tend to be relegated to a girlfriend or a sidekick, which makes Bad Moms a refreshing change of pace. I asked Kunis and Hahn if they found it empowering to have a funny and relatable script that was written specifically from a female perspective.
“Well, I feel like had I not been lucky enough to be in this movie, I would have been so excited to see it,” Hahn said. “And I would have started an e-mail chain and got all my mommy pals. I just feel like, so often mommies in movies are kind of painted with a saintly glow around them. And we know that that’s just not the truth. And we’ve got so much more complexity. I was so excited to just to see mommyhood examined from 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. So much of it looks like a ball, like this afternoon. Like, how decadent does this feel? And we deserve it, damn it.”
“I have a six-year-old and a nine-year-old, and you guys are obviously the cool bloggers and the chill bloggers,” continued Hahn. “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 — 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.”
Kunis echoed the sentiment of female fellowship, telling me that the on-screen chemistry extended to off-screen camaraderie. “It was really fun. I can honestly tell you, I actually love every single one of these women. You can’t ask for anything better than that.”
Bad Moms celebrates “Bad Mother’s Day” on July 29 – the Mother’s Day you really want and deserve! Get tickets now: BadMomsTickets.com