Mila Kunis recently broke her own promise during a promotional interview for her upcoming movie Bad Moms, set to appear in US theaters on July 29th. She revealed a secret she had sworn she would never repeat...
However, given that her latest project aspires to provide mothers with something to relate to, she simply couldn't hold back in sharing her own real-life motherhood mistakes. She's only human, and she's not alone. All mothers make mistakes, including celebrity moms, so which of her co-stars stand in solidarity as a "bad mom" with Kunis?
Hold On To Your Diapers!
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are the proud parents of their daughter Wyatt, 21 months old. While over-preparing — as moms do — for a two-hour road trip to visit her hubby at work last year, Mila had a shameful moment. At first, she felt on top of the world, rejoicing in the fact that she had managed to pack everything imaginable, but that's usually when things start going wrong:
“You have to pack all this stuff up in anticipation of everything going horribly wrong with the first baby. I was like, ‘I did it.’ I put her in the car. Like, I high-five myself. [As] I’m driving down the 101, I was like ‘Oh my God, I’m doing really good today.' She was being really quiet, and I was like, ‘Oh, let me look in the rearview mirror to make sure everything’s okay.' And I look, and she’s happy as can be, but just not nearly strapped in."
Luckily, Kunis noticed her mistake before anything bad happened. It was easily fixable as she simply had to pull over and strap Wyatt in:
"I was like, oh, f*ck me. And I’m on the 101, and she’s just like blah, like fine in her car seat, nothing, no strap whatsoever. And I think I just turned white.”
Kunis didn't let this go, admitting her mistake to Ashton while hysterically sobbing in guilt: "I was like, ‘I f*cked up. I f*cked up.'”
Ashton's Such A Good Husband Because He Can Be A Bad Dad
Her partner in crime didn't take too long before restoring the balance in making parental mistakes. Not that she was happy her daughter had been at risk, but she was relieved to realize her error was only human, as is Ashton.
“Lo and behold, a year later, like two, three weeks ago, a month ago, I came to get Wyatt out of the backseat of the car, and my husband [had] put her in. And so, I went in to get her out … I opened the car door, and she’s not strapped in whatsoever. And I was like thank God… I wasn’t alone.”
She certainly is not alone, as surely all parents can relate, even if they've always remembered to strap in their kids. We're sure even Mother Theresa must have made the occasional mistake in her day. But which of Mila Kunis's Bad Moms co-stars have confessed to theirs?
Christina F*cking Applegate!
Christina Applegate has confessed to being a "conservative" mother when it comes to raising her daughter Sadie. She's also said about herself that she has quite the potty-mouth. While relating to a scene in the pilot episode of Up All Night (2011), she confessed to having cursed in front of her baby off set:
"I think we did that until all of a sudden your baby goes, 'F*ck!' And then you’re like, 'Awww, sh*t.'"
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel while promoting Vacation (2015), she shared another story in which her parenting skills were not up to par, but luckily for her it was with someone else's kid. She openly takes the blame for "corrupting" her young co-star Steele Stebbins.
"This one day, we were sitting in the car scene — and we were always in the car — and I was talking to the directors in between takes and I was like 'You know guys, if you could just, can we just, switch this one line, 'cause I feel like it's just kind of making me look like a f*ckface and like... Then all of a sudden, I hear 'What's a f*ckface?' [. . .] And so later on, his mom came over to me and she's like 'Oh, thanks!' She's like 'All night long he's like 'Mom, just tell me what a f*ckface is!' And she's like 'Good parenting, Christina.'"
Throw Rocks At Kristen Bell's Baby! (Just Kidding... Kind Of... Not Really...)
Kristen Bell is known for being a great parent to her two daughters, Lincoln and Delta. She's making sure they don't watch television until they reach a certain age, bakes them zucchini muffins, and has participated in campaigns to help children's health and hygiene. But even role-model parents can't control everything.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the actress's husband, Dax Shepard, shared a story about what happened when they turned their backs on their daughters once:
"One thing did happen — but this is totally innocent on [Lincoln's] part. We're all eating dinner and my mother says 'Guys, guys, guys, guys!' And we look over and Lincoln has these rocks that she loves and carries around, and she's throwing them in the baby bassinet to share. They're big rocks, and the baby, again, is about the size of my thumbnail. There was [sic] no injuries! But that got our attention. [. . .] Sharing is not caring, always... They say it is, but guess what? Sometimes, it's almost murder."
Watch the hilarious full interview in the clip below:
Annie Mumolo Gets Judged By The Virgin Mary On A Regular Basis
Annie Mumolo has confessed to making a single mistake over and over again when it comes to her two children. What is her irreparable problem? Her tardiness. The actress has expressed in multiple interviews that she constantly brings her children to school late. Her kids go to a Catholic school with a big black iron gate that closes at 7:50 sharp.
"I feel like I'm failing a lot. We're the ones at 7:42, when the gate's closing, and we're running up the street with backpacks and everyone's screaming at each other and a lot of times, the gate closes before we get in. [. . .] And my daughter's more on top of it than I am, so she's like 'I can't believe we're late again, Mom!'"
She doesn't just judge herself for it, but admits that she feels judged by the Virgin Mary statue at the school. (This statue does not have the usual innocent face as most do, but instead gives you that you-did-not-make-it-through-the-gate stare.)
"And if you don't [get there on time], at our place, you have to do this walk of shame around the front of the school. You walk all the way around the block with your children — that are sad — and then you go in the front door and they have a statue of Mary that watches you while you sign into the late book."
Kathryn Hahn Hides Behinds Lies, Therefore Influencing Her Kids To Lie = Bad Mom?
During an interview for Bad Moms, Kathryn Hahn and her co-stars were asked if they ever had moments where they felt like a bad mom in real life. Let's keep in mind that Hahn was joking, so her answer does not exactly fall within the confines of lying, but whatever! So what was her answer? "Never. We’re all perfect." Dissatisfied, the interviewer pushed for a more realistic answer:
"Every day. Some days you think if they are still breathing at the end of the day, you’ve done okay. It’s the most out of control feeling you can possibly have."
Kristen Bell added, "I think it’s the norm. I find it to be the norm." Meanwhile, Mila Kunis pressed her about exactly how normal it really is:
"It mostly happens every day, [my friends] are like, 'Holy shit, let me tell you what happened today.' I think it’s an everyday occurrence, to me."
Feel free to join in and share your worst parenting mistake (or your parents' worst mistake) in the comments below.