Mila Kunis may play a "bad mom" in her upcoming movie, but in a recent interview with Babble, the actress confessed to feeling like one in real life.
While promoting the film "Bad Moms," Kunis told a story from her early days with daughter Wyatt — now nearly 2 — that the actress initially promised herself she'd never tell anyone.
Kunis was planning a surprise visit to husband Ashton Kutcher at work. She told Babble she was proud of herself for packing up all of the necessary items travel with an infant requires. The new mom set off in the car, feeling accomplished.
"She was being really quiet, and I was like, 'Oh let me look in the rear view mirror to make sure everything's OK,'" Kunis said in the interview. "And I look, and she's happy as can be, but just not nearly strapped in."
Kunis said she was able to safely pull over on the highway and buckle Wyatt into her car seat. The actress shared that the incident reminded her how easy it is for parents to make mistakes.
Kunis, whose movie hits theaters at the end of this month, shared that the reason she told her embarrassing parenting story is that making the film "Bad Moms" has reminded her that it's important for parents to share their stories and to realize that everyone deals with the same challenges.
Dad Ashton Kutcher was quick to laugh off Kunis' mistake — which later paid off when the actor experienced a parenting fail of his own. Kunis shared about a time several months later when she went to get Wyatt out of her car seat, only to realize that Dad had forgotten to buckle her in.
"I opened the door, and she's not strapped in whatsoever," Kunis told Babble. "And I was like thank God...I wasn't alone."