Kristen Bell has proven time and time again that she may be one of the most down-to-earth people in Hollywood. She has opened up about her struggle with depression, gotten candid about her relationship with husband Dax Shepard, and publicly talked about her sex life. In short, she's our hero. A few months ago, we (and a small group of reporters) got the chance to chat with Kristen on the set of her new comedy, Bad Moms, and like her costar Mila Kunis, she spoke about motherhood from the heart. Here are her sweetest (and realest) quotes about juggling her two kids, Lincoln and Delta.
- The lonely side of motherhood is very real: "Being a mum can be so isolating, and hanging out with other mums is very, very healthy."
- How she and Dax keep from going insane: "My husband and I tap out and take mini meditative breaks because we have two toddlers — they're so f*cking loud — and we keep an eye on each other. We'll go 'Oh, okay you can take a break; I'll take over.' When you're in the ring, you gotta tap out with your partner. That's how we do it."
- She's not so quick to judge judgy mums: "I find that the vast majority of people who are judging are just fearful or insecure."
- Why sticking together is vital: "I think when there's so much information to be eaten up, and so many different ways to do it, people cling to groups. I think that we, as monkeys, want to live in smaller groups. It's very scary when we're all — as wonderful as it is — connected. So you're struggling for your own identity because you need that, but I think that's the great thing about this movie: it's a reminder that we're all on the same team. We're all on the same team, guys — as women, as mums, as friends, as parkas." (Editor's note: All three actresses had just done a scene in which they poured groceries all over themselves and were wearing parkas.)