Kathryn Hahn Reveals How She Convinced Susan Sarandon to Do “A Bad Moms Christmas”

Kathryn Hahn. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9011768aq)

Kathryn Hahn and Susan Sarandon will star in the upcoming sequel to 2016 blockbuster hit Bad Moms, A Bad Moms Christmas. Hahn told ET at Audi’s pre-Emmys party on Thursday how she convinced Sarandon to join the film.

“I wrote her such a love letter to get her to do it,” she said. “I was like, we all wanted her so badly, ‘cause I was like, ‘Only one woman in the world could make [my character] Carla feel small, and that’s her mother, and if that person could be you it would be so amazing.’ So we’re so lucky!”

“I don’t think it was me [who convinced her],” Hahn added. “But I certainly tried to help.”

“I mean, she’s a goddess,” she admitted. “I could barely be in a scene with her. It was like, every scene would start and I’d be like, Thelma and Louise! Dead Man Walking! … Every Susan Sarandon movie would, like, click in front of my eyes. I’d, like, have to shake it off … She’s amazing.”

Hahn is preparing for Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. She’s nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Transparent. Sadly, she told ET that fans won’t see her character, Rabbi Raquel, back in season four.

“I love the Rabbi so much, but she needed a little hiatus,” she shared. “I think she needed a break from the Pfeffermans.”

“I’ll be back, I think, for the fifth season,” Hahn revealed. “I’m excited as everybody to see what happens. I love it so much.”

A Bad Moms Christmas hits theaters in November.