Mila Kunis who stars in Bad Moms did not know that the movie was written by writer/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore of the Hangover.
In Bad Moms, Mila Kunis portrays Amy Mitchell who is an overly stressed out mother. Her character is sick and tired of trying to live up to the perfect parenting standards of today’s society. Mila Kunis said she fell in love with the script as there were many scenes that reminded her of her own angst as a mom to her own 21-month old daughter, Wyatt.
Mila told U.S. breakfast show Today, “When I got pregnant with Wyatt, I put so much pressure on myself to figure out how am I gonna figure out work and life and I realized it’s impossible.” She went on to say, “I think that it (the stress) literally ate me alive.” Mila and husband Ashton Kutcher are now expecting their second child. Mila shared that she was able to use many of her own experiences about being a mom. Mila panicked herself on how she would be able to handle juggling life and work when she was pregnant.
When Mila Kunis first saw the script the cast was fully done. The 70’s Show actress said, “I read the script months and months and months ago.” The actress of Ted continued, “A girlfriend of mine gave it to me. We both had kids at the same time and she’s like, “I came across this script”. Just for fun, read this, you’ll relate to it and have a good laugh. I read it and… it had a completely different cast. I was like, “Oh, I hope this movie gets made, it’s so great!” The Jupiter Ascending actress added, “Eight months later, they (producers) were like, ‘Do you wanna be in it?’ and I was like, “Wait, what?” I was like, “Yeah, absolutely!”
Be sure to look for Mila Kunis in Bad Moms opening in the U.S. on July 29th.