Mila Kunis Gets Real About the Pressures on New Moms
We are counting down the days to Bad Moms 2, which showcases the real struggles us mamas face.
We're now less than a month away from the debut of Bad Moms Christmas (!!!) and Mila Kunis just gave us some major deets about the origins of some of the struggles she and co-stars Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn face in the film. Turns out, they're pretty much based on stuff that's actually happened.
"It's incredibly accurate," Kunis told Today. "We ended up having so much say in what we felt throughout Christmas. So much of that was implemented in the movie, scattered around. These are real stories."
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Stealing Christmas decorations from the mall? Giving St. Nick a lap dance? Dealing with the sudden arrival of a chain-smoking Susan Sarandon in a cowboy hat? OK so maybe not ALL the plot points ring true. But who cares because we totally cannot wait to see theses bada*s mamas rebel against the idea of staging a perfectly merry Christmas when their own mothers come to visit.
Of course in real life, Kunis—who has 2 children with husband Ashton Kutcher—admitted that having her kiddos has actually given her even more appreciation for what her mom does and did, and how she truly feels.
"I don't think that's something I ever could have understood until I had kids of my own," she explained. "I think Bad Moms 1 and 2 bring that to light, what we truly go through for our kids and the pressure we as moms—we, as women—put on ourselves. Back in the day you would have your aunts and cousins and everyone would help you raise your kids. It still takes a village."
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And maybe a little eggnog.