Bad Moms vs Perfect Moms
Aubrey Page from Collider witnessed one of the final days of the shoot of Bad Moms. It was one of the messiest days of shooting to gather footage for the epic and destructive supermarket scene. The film centers on three rebellious mothers: Amy (Kunis), Carla (Hahn) and Kiki (Bell); as they team up against the “perfect” moms played by Christina Applegate, Annie Mumolo and Jada Pinkett-Smith during a hot-tempered PTA election.
Over the course of the messy day on set, she had a chance to sit down with Hahn, Kunis and Bell along with the writer/directors Scott Moore and Jon Lucas and producer Suzanne Todd about the shoot, the motivation behind writing the film and all the fun they had on the set. With scenes like this one I would assume they had a large accumulation of stories over the course of filming. Take a look at the highlights from the interview below and try to get as much information about the film before it hits theaters in July.
- The film will hit theatres with the title Bad Moms, but the film shot as The Untitled Scott Moore/Jon Lucas Project due to potential legal issues with the name.
- The film was shot in and around New Orleans, but will be set in Chicago.
- Mila Kunis will carry the emotional weight of the movie as Amy Mitchell, a beset upon mother who spends much of her time trying to be perfect until an encounter with the other PTA moms causes her to snap. On the supporting side, Kristen Bell will play as Kiki, a high strung mother with an obsession with being perfect has brought her to her breaking point, and Kathryn Hahn will play a free-wheeling single mom named Carla, who will help to bring some fun to Amy and Kiki’s overstressed and underappreciate lives.
- They casted all real mothers to help make the film seem more realistic and brought in actresses who could relate to their characters. Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo and Kristina Bell are all real time moms.
- Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann were originally supposed to be a part of the project, but both had to drop out due to scheduling issues.
- Scott Moore and Jon Lucas wrote the film as tribute to their wives and constantly would vet their script to their wives in order to keep it grounded and more realistic.
- Moore and Lucas wanted to get away from the themes of male debauchery explored in The Hangover and 21 because they weren’t going to Vegas anymore and felt like they needed to write a story that reflects their lives as fathers.
- Bad Moms is the first time Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell have had a chance to team up since Forgetting Sarah Marshall 10 years ago.
- The films producer Suzanne Todd was brought on by Lucas and Moore to help keep a female perspective on set. She described Bad Moms as a film about how hard it is to be a mother.
- The costume department produced a replica of a necklace made by Kristen Bell’s real-life daughter that she wore in the film.
- Suzanne Todd said there was plenty of real life inspirations stories for the film and not all of it could even fit in the movie, this led to the cast joking about making Bad Moms 2 and Bad Moms 3. Although, there has been no word on the possibility of a sequel, but its clear there is no shortage of material.
- Kathryn Hahn says there was a lot of improvisation on set and little of what she does is in the script.
- Just because the film is about moms does not mean it will be all family friendly, expect R-Rated sensibilities you’ve come to expect from Moore and Lucas in this one.
- Don’t leave your seat at the end of the movie Moore and Lucas promised some more Bad Moms fun would be shown during the credits.
Bad Moms is set to hit theatres July 29.