While still very much in its infancy, the Bad Moms franchise seems to be showing no signs of slowing. After the original 2016 film made buckets of money at the box office and was met with critical acclaim, the producers and directors soon began working on a sequel, and are developing a spinoff, Bad Dads, as well. A Bad Moms Christmas highlights all of the stress that comes with making the yuletide gay as a mother, while also expanding the universe by including the trio's own mothers, aka the Bad Grandmas. And with more sequels likely in the future, who could join the leading ladies as a fourth mom? CinemaBlend recently asked Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn and Mila Kunis just that, and their answers might surprise you.
It looks like there is no shortage of women ready to join the posse in a future Bad Moms sequel. The only problem is that the majority of them aren't even actresses.
When asked who could join the titular group of Bad Moms, Mila Kunis went for the top tier of female celebrities. From politicians like Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama to singers like Beyonce, Kunis was all too eager to drop some names into the ether for potential fourth moms. Although something tells me that HRC and Obama wouldn't be too keen on some of the film's language (or basically anything that Kathryn Hahn's character Carla does).
Eventually both Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell managed to focus on actual actresses, and list a few more plausible choices for a fourth mom. But they went for the highest tier of potential cast members, including Oscar winners Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, and the always hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The latter is a particularly genius choice, as Dreyfuss would definitely be able to keep up with the comedy chops of the other ladies. And while she's currently in the midst of a battle against breast cancer, maybe the timing will work out and Selina Meyer will be able to get in on the fun.
You can watch my conversation with the Bad Moms below. Spoiler alert: they're as delightful as you'd think.
The original Bad Moms actually did have a handful of addition mothers, the biggest of which was Christina Applegate's Gwendolyn James and her two cronies (Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo). Unfortunately that trio isn't set to appear in A Bad Moms Christmas, opening the door for new characters in a future sequel.
A Bad Moms Christmas will arrive in theaters November 1st. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.