Mila Kunis on ‘Bad Moms’ role: ‘It was just the right timing’

Cast member Mila Kunis attends the premiere of the motion picture comedy "Bad Moms" in Los Angeles on July 26, 2016. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Mila Kunis, who is now expecting her second child with husband Ashton Kutcher, says she isn’t rushing back to acting, but couldn’t resist the opportunity to co-star in “Bad Moms.”

“It all kind of happened very serendipitously,” Kunis said during a recent AOL Build discussion about the film in New York.

“So, this is the only movie I did between Baby 1 and 2,” the 32-year-old actress explained. “I never gave myself a timeline. I said, ‘I’m going to go back as far as acting is concerned, when I am ready, when I find the right project, when the time is right.’

“I have ‘Family Guy,’ I have a production company at ABC for TV and I go to work every day, but doing a film is like 17 hours a day, six days a week out of town for months on end. You really do miss chunks of your kid’s life, so I was like, ‘I don’t know when that’s going to be.’ And everybody was super-supportive.”

Kunis then recalled how a friend passed her the script for “Bad Moms” when her daughter Wyatt was about 3 months old and, although she said she devoured it as if it was a good book, she insisted she didn’t consider it as the source of a possible job — at first.

“I was like, ‘Wow, this looks like a really great movie and I can’t wait to see it,’ and that’s it. Eight months later, it came to me as a project. Everything shifted: location changed, the timing was different. They were like, ‘Would you want to be a part of it?’ And I was like, ‘Absolutely!’ And it was just the right timing.”

Co-starring Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay Hernandez, “Bad Moms” is in theaters now. It follows a group of parents who — exhausted from the pressure of trying to be perfect for their children all the time — rebel and become hedonistic slackers.


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