"Bad Moms," the Mila Kunis comedy which was released earlier this month, has been receiving heaps of praises from the critics. The film is the answer to the new-age form of parenthood where mothers are expected to raise robots and not children.
Opining on the film and its message, Kunis said that almost every mother is a bad mother if you go by the standard of what it means in the film. "A bad mom, within the film's parameters, would give her kid processed foods. Her kid would probably not wear organic clothing and might not shower every day. A bad mom's kid would watch one hour too much television and not speak three languages. Her kid would sometimes have to wait for her to pick him up from school," Kunis explains.
Most of us have been raised this way, and so was Kunis. "I'll tell you really proudly that my mom has done all those things and I'm still alive. And I love her. So clearly, it's okay," she validates this old-school form of parenthood.
In fact, Kunis herself seems to have faced some of these "bad mom" moments with her daughter with husband Ashton Kutcher, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher. Kunis recounts an occasion where she was driving down U.S. Route 101 with her daughter high-fiving herself in her head for everything that went right, only to realise Wyatt was not strapped in.
"I was like, oh, f--- 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 explains.
So, she has one positive message for all her fans who are also parents: "However your gut is telling you to do it, that is what's right. It's a unifying message that we all feel frazzled, we all feel overworked and terrified we're messing up our little humans."
Don't forget to watch "Bad Moms," which will be released in India on Friday, July 29.