The stars of A Bad Moms Christmas shared some hilarious parenting stories on Ellen.

By Renee Cherry
Updated: October 30, 2017
Photo: Todd Williamson/Getty Images

Sometimes balancing the demands of being a mom calls for multitasking like you've got six arms, as Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, and Kathryn Hahn can all attest. While promoting their upcoming film, A Bad Moms Christmas, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the three actresses shared their IRL mom experiences. (Back when she was promoting the original Bad Moms, Kristen Bell got real about her post-baby body.) The three women revealed that the need to multitask was very, very real during filming.

"Listen, Kathryn's back is fused," Bell said. "Mila has like marbles under her skin, because of picking up the baby, so a lot of our interviews that we're doing together, I'm rubbing knots out of their backs while we're doing it. And I'm looking at the interviewer going like, 'I'm sorry, we're moms, we gotta multitask. I'm going to get this knot out of her back, ask us anything."

Kunis then told a story in hilarious detail about how Bell handled what's often the most demanding part of new moms' schedules: breastfeeding. (Related: This Woman's Heartbreaking Confession About Breastfeeding Is #SoReal)

"The first day that we did like a pseudo table read, K-Bell was in LA, had to Skype in, and it was the first time I met Kathryn-huge fan-and it was amazing," Kunis said. "But I want you to understand, Kathryn and I were next to each other and K-Bell's just on a giant screen Skyped in. And as we're reading the script, you just see her face getting closer and closer into the screen and the rest of her body just keeps kind of like getting out of the screen. It was just a giant face. And then you hear this [imitates breast pump]."

Bell recalled, "I didn't know I was on a movie projector. I would've loved a heads-up. I thought it was like we're going to Skype in and be on a computer, and I was home because I wasn't going early, because I still had a little one and I needed to pump. And I'm sorry, when you gotta do it you gotta do it." (Pink has been candid about the realities of breastfeeding, too.)

The men on the line thought the sound was coming from a poor connection, but fellow moms Kunis and Hahn knew exactly what was up, Bell explained. Her story is one that any mom who needs to fit breast-pumping into a busy schedule will totally get.

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