After starting off our Bad Moms interviews with Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn, I was even more excited about chatting with Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo. Having been a fan of Christina Applegate’s work and finding both of their characters to be hilarious in this film, I couldn’t wait to hear from them. Here’s what they had to say…

Leanette Fernandez with with Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo

Bad Moms Interview with Christina Applegate and Annie Mumolo

  • Talking with all the girls in a circle in their chairs about politics and their children every day is one of Christina Applegate’s favorite memories while filming.
  • When Annie Mumolo became really sick while filming, everybody was so supportive.
  • When asked if Christina got inspiration for her character from any like real-life situations, her response was “If I tell you, I’ll have to kill you, especially in my case. There’s a Gwendolyn everywhere you go, you know?…But, I mean we can all relate to knowing a Gwendolyn, knowing a Vicky [Annie Mumolo], knowing an Amy [Mila Kunis], knowing a Carla [Kathryn Hahn], knowing, you know, a Kiki. We’re all them, you know?”
  • Being woken up early in the morning by her daughter, is the least favorite part of motherhood for Christina Applegate.
  • Annie’s daughter once drew a portrait of her with crazy hair…a messy bun and her in sweats put it in their kitchen.
  • Christina’s advice for mom’s “Cut yourself some slack. I love this saying from my kid’s karate class, I never really even thought about it, but that practice makes progress because perfection is not something you can obtain. It’s okay to fail. It’s okay to fail in front of your kids. It teaches them that that’s how life goes and to not hold yourself to such insane unrealistic standards in life…It’s about how you get back up and how you keep moving on.”
  • Annie’s thoughts on being a working mom “I was always guilty just leaving or not doing everything as a working mom…it’s so very challenging. But if you don’t make sure to take just a little care of yourself, you could end up in trouble, and then you can’t be the mother you hoped to be anyway.”
  • Christina’s thoughts on what the movie is telling moms “It’s saying to moms don’t judge each other. Don’t judge yourself because usually we’re shaming ourselves. We’re telling ourselves that we have to be more than we’re capable of doing.”
  • Annie’s take away from the film is “to make sure to take time for yourself.

About the film:

Bad Moms Poster

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.

Bad Moms is in theaters this Friday, July 29th.