For the record, no youn children were exposed to Santa getting a lap dance during the shooting of “A Bad Moms Christmas.”
Once a child actress finished her scene with the jolly fat elf, she swiftly was escorted off the set “so she would have no idea,” said Kathryn Hahn.
“And then we would dance,” said Mila Kunis.
“We genuinely limbered up a little bit, at least I did,” said Kristen Bell. “I didn’t want to pull anything. And we just lost our marbles.”
Added Kunis: “It got goofier and goofier.”
The moms are back and more stressed ever, what with the holidays approaching, in this sequel to the 2016 raucous hit comedy “Bad Moms” that dared to show that mother doesn’t always know best, especially when she’s at the end of her maternal rope.
The three stars told Made in Hollywood reporter Patrick Stinson that their on-screen comedic chemistry came naturally. “We all like each other,” said Kunis.
“That chemistry translates,” said Bell. “And we’re telling their story. You can relate to this if you’re a mom. You could relate to this if you had a mom.”
Kunis said, “Or if you know a mom.”
Bell said, “It’s a story that hasn’t really been told before, like the overworked mom that’s sort of like living out her free-spirited dreams.”
The actress said the message has been so popular that it has spawned an unofficial “Bad Mom Movement.”
“People have just been sharing the ways in which they feel they’ve failed in an attempt to sort of shake it off and not shame themselves and laugh about it,” Bell said.
“That’s awesome,” said Hahn.
“And it’s created a community,” said Bell, “like a delicious connected community where people can be vulnerable and where I can say out loud: I didn’t have a bath the other night and I washed the kids in the sink with dish washing soap. That would normally be an embarrassing thing to say, but now it’s not. Yeah, you got to cut a corner or two.”
Said Hahn: “I want to take a bath in the sink.”