Disclosure: I was invited by STX Entertainment to Los Angeles to attend the Bad Moms Event. Although my expenses were paid, all opinions are 100% mine (and typos too!).
The Bad Moms press junket I had the chance to be a part of an amazing experience. Not only did I get to be a part of an interview with the directors and producer, as well as seeing an advance screening. BUT.. I also got to do a group interview with the moms of Bad Moms (who are ACTUALLY moms, by the way).
A little craziness with a lot of fun is what you get when you get invited to a press junket about a film revolving around moms who have become so burned out with all the rules and expectations of motherhood that they just say, “Screw it. I’m taking major me time.”
Bad Moms? Bad Bloggers!
This was an incredibly fun junket. Let me say that right off the bat. I had such a wonderful time hanging with my fellow mommy bloggers and getting in some much needed relaxation. I have to say, this might have been the most relaxing junket ever. There was a little dancing, a little wildness (maybe more than a little), AND a $300 facials (which I had to skip due to my tired feet). AH-mazing.
Interviewing the Cast of Bad Moms
In addition to all the crazy fun, we also got the chance to interview the stars of Bad Moms, Mila Kunis, Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hahn, and Kristen Bell. So exciting! I think the most amazing part of the interview is the overall theme that these incredibly famous women are moms just like the rest of us.
Their parenting isn’t some kind of sleek, slick Hollywood affair. They’re down in the mud and the muck just like the rest of us, and hearing them talk about motherhood was really and truly amazing.
Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn on Being Working Moms
Although their jobs are a little more high profile than most moms, both Mila and Kathryn had a take on being working moms that could have come from any mom in the world.
Mila said, “It sucks not to be putting your child down every night. It’s something that I think our hours are just so erratic that like 17 hour days when I was 20 was like a piece of cake.” She went on to say, “17 hour work days now where I’m not there when she wakes up in the morning, and I’m not there to put her down at night, and I see her for my 20 minute lunch break is very empty.”
Kathryn said, “Yes. I don’t know. Now that they’re a little bit older. It’s like – I don’t know. I’m lucky. I feel so blessed that I have a job that I really dig, and that when I’m not with them (the kids), it’s somewhere where I’m, like, excited and inspired. And hopefully, they’ll be able to see their mommy – you know – that she’s doing something she loves and – but, yes, of course. Of course. It sucks.” She added, “But I just remember somebody saying, ‘Well, you know what? If it’s what it is and okay for you, then that’s all they know.’ So, it’s like my kids grew up in a circus family, so that’s just what it is.”
Christina Applegate on the Tapout Method
Christina Applegate talked about parenting when the kids are going nuts and when it’s time to take a break.
“I called it Tap Out, you know?” She said. “Sometimes, I look at my husband, and I go, ‘Tapping out.’ Like, ‘I’m done. See you guys later. I’m going to go outside. I’m going to go do something by myself, and you got this. I’m done,’ as she’s (her daughter) laying on the ground screaming, going, ‘I don’t want you to be my mother. I hate you. I don’t want to hang out with you anymore.’ And I’m like, ‘Tap out.'”
Annie Mumolo on What Moms can Take Away from Bad Moms
Bad Moms is more than just a comedy about moms gone wild. It’s a commentary on the immense pressure that moms are under every single day. Bad Moms is just a reflection of what would happen if moms gone wild actually occurred instead of moms just powering through daily.
Annie Mumolo had this to say about the film and its message. “I took away from it myself is to make sure to take time for yourself. I never did that, and it really took a tool on me,” she said. “I always felt guilty in the beginning. I didn’t feel okay going anywhere – as a working mom, it’s very challenging. But if you don’t make sure to take just a little care of yourself, that you could end up in trouble. And then you can’t be the mother you hoped to be anyway.
Bad Moms – A Great Film and a Great Cast
As a mother, I can say that no one truly understand the sheer weight of motherhood until they experience it for themselves. It’s no wonder Bad Moms struck such a chord with me, and seeing the stars as the real moms that they are is even more of a draw for me.
See Bad Moms in theaters everywhere on July 29th. EVERYONE can enjoy the comedy, but moms especially will relate. Don’t miss it, in theaters July 29th!
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