In the crosshaIrs thIs month: KATHryN HAHN
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
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bad santa Hahn with Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell, in A Bad Moms Christmas.