Mila Kunis Believes it Takes a Village to Raise a Family and Today’s Parents Need More Support
Mila Kunis knew exactly how to play the stressed-out mum character in the second movie ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’, because she had her own experience to draw from.
The actress shared with Today, that many mums will relate to the struggles portrayed in the movie, as they’ve probably gone through it themselves.
“I think it’s incredibly accurate,” she said. “[The actresses] 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.”
Kunis has two children, 3-year-old Wyatt and 10-month-old Dimitri, with her husband, Ashton Kutcher.
The actress openly told Today that she believes parents in this day and age need more support. Previous generations had the village to help.
“Back in the day you would have your aunts and cousins and everyone would help you raise your kids. It still takes a village.”
Her experiences as a mum, have changed her views on her own mother.
“I have a whole other appreciation for what my mom does and did and how she truly feels about my brother and I,” Kunis said. “I don’t think that’s something I ever could have understood until I had kids of my own.”
The Bad Moms movies presents the realities mums go through and the pressure they put on themselves to be perfect.
Kunis admitted the reason she did the first movie was because she could relate to it as a mum.
“The reason I did the first one is because I related to the ideals that I put on myself.”
“I tried to be so perfect. I literally drove myself crazy with my first kid. It made me feel like, OK, you’re not a failure.”
The view is certainly one we have heard before, but it can be a good reminder that motherhood is challenging, even if it is rewarding.
The new ‘Bad Mom’s movie sounds like essential viewing for all mums before the crazy season of Christmas arrives – to remind us what’s truly important.
“A Bad Moms Christmas” will hit theatres in Australia on 2nd November 2017.