In the crosshaIrs thIs month: KATHryN HAHN

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You talkin’ to me?

I am. Sort of. Half of me is talk­ing to you, but if I’m be­ing to­tally hon­est, half of me is try­ing to fig­ure what I’m going to have for lunch.

Do you feel lucky punk?

Oh yeah. I have noth­ing but grat­i­tude that I’m able to work in a job that

I love with peo­ple I dig. Also, I have a mo­tor­cy­cle jacket and I used to lis­ten to The Smiths and Fugazi all the time, so I sort of had a punk phase when I was younger. I’m fin­ger­ing an ear­ring while I’m talk­ing to you. Which sounds dirty.

You talk the talk. Do you walk the walk?

I wish I was as bold and shame­less as Carla in Bad Moms, or as kind and self­less as Raquel in Trans­par­ent, but I feel like most of the parts I get to play are very as­pi­ra­tional! I also once had to do a job in the UK where I had to drive a car on the other side of the road, par­al­lel park, and play a deaf woman all at the same time. Those are all skills that I def­i­nitely don’t have.

‘I’D proB­A­Bly Be loCKeD IN A Cell goINg BATSHIT CrAzy IF I wASN’T Do­INg THIS JoB’

You ei­ther surf or fight…

I’m not a crea­ture of the beach at all. I’m of Ir­ish Ger­man des­cent so ev­ery­thing freck­les fast. I’m a re­ally good fighter though. I’m not a clean fighter, but I do like to get it out. That said, I feel like my epi­taph is going to read, “She picked the wrong bat­tles.”

What’s the last thing that you do re­mem­ber?

I lit­er­ally just fin­ished a doc­u­men­tary called Get Me Roger Stone about this po­lit­i­cal op­er­a­tive in the Repub­li­can Party. It re­ally got un­der my craw. I feel like it’s manda­tory view­ing though – it’s such an eye-opener for how far dirty pol­i­tics has come.

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon­light?

For sure. I dated some re­ally bad boys back in high school…

When you can live for­ever, what do you live for?

My kids, my hubby and my dog. I don’t know if I’d want to live for­ever though. When you’re in it, of course, you never want it to end, but then you’d never think that if there wasn’t an end com­ing at some point.

Why so se­ri­ous?

I take what I do very se­ri­ously but I don’t take my­self as se­ri­ously. It drives me crazy when ac­tors do that, be­cause I feel like there needs to be a bit of per­spec­tive about what we’re ac­tu­ally do­ing. That said, I have a re­ally hard time mak­ing my chil­dren laugh. When I get a laugh out of my 10-year-old son it feels re­ally good! He’s a tough crowd.

If you could change some­thing in your life, any­thing at all, what would it be?

It would be amaz­ing if I could ex­pand my morn­ings by about three more hours. It al­ways feels like there’s a panic. I’d also love to have bet­ter skin! Is that all doable?

What would you do if you knew you had less than one minute to live?

Oh God, this is hor­ri­ble. I guess I’d just try to re­mem­ber to say a quick prayer, or send a sweet text, maybe a pic­ture, de­pend­ing on what the scene was… be­cause it could be some­thing aw­ful if I’m about to die right?

What’s your favourite scary movie?

Prob­a­bly The Babadook. I just couldn’t stop think­ing about that movie. I just loved the scale of it. I loved how tight it was. I loved Essie Davis’ per­for­mance, and I loved that it was a hor­ror film about moth­er­hood. Just amaz­ing.

Do you like what you do for a liv­ing? Th­ese things you see?

Well if I wasn’t do­ing this for a liv­ing I’d prob­a­bly be locked away in a cell some­where going batshit crazy. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do since I was a child.

I’d rather go to Afghanistan than an­other one of my kids’ base­ball games…

Ha! That’s mine from Bad Moms right? My sweet son has a very cute Bad News Bears-style Lit­tle League team and their games, mer­ci­fully, have an hour-anda-half cap on them. His lit­tle sis­ter would prob­a­bly say that it’s the long­est hour-and-a-half of her life, but for me it’s not so bad. PB


bad santa Hahn with Mila Ku­nis and Kris­ten Bell, in A Bad Moms Christ­mas.

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