The MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, with Serta Mattresses, hosted a comfy morning Mamarazzi® Event and conversation with Kate Hudson and Garry Marshall on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The event brought together influential moms and media for a special advance screening of new film Mother’s Day, which is a celebration of mothers everywhere. This big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
Before the screening, guests gathered outside the theater for interactive displays with event co-host Serta Mattresses. Guests were offered delectable nibbles from Chef Bailey, as well as a chance to try Serta’s comfort, support, and temperature regulation beds. Immediately following the screening, Kate Hudson and Garry Marshall sat down for a Q&A with The MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein. The Q&A mainly revolved around motherhood challenges and joys – from the baby’s early years to technology dilemmas with tweens. Kate Hudson spoke about her two children and the challenges as a mother to leave her childrens‘ side when they were babies. She said she barely left her firstborn Ryder for the first 2,5 years of his life but that it has been a bit easier with her second child Bingham.
When discussing tweens, Hudson said that she definitely sees a difference in how her son Ryder has started to get more involved in trends, caring about social status and what clothes to wear. She described her son Ryder‘s social media prescence as “wonderfully terrifying” in that while it is slightly terrifying to have your child exposed to all the likes of social media, the actress said it is also wonderful to see what kind of character your child is growing up to be.
Also a topic of discussion was technology in the home, and Hudson noted that while it can be great and stimulating for the child’s intellect, it can also have an adverse effect where “it stops the kids connectivity and intimacy and sometimes we need to slow all of that down.” She added that it is important for her to have that technology-free time in her home at times, but admitted lightheartedly that she may not always be so good at staying away from technology herself: “No I’m a Mom, I can do whatever I want!“
Lastly, when asked about her own Mother‘s Day plans, Hudson said “We usually just get together every year, me, my mom and all the kids and we just celebrate together as a family. The kids alway bring me breakfast in the morning.”
Garry Marshall also offered some insights to the background of the film and its topics of parental acceptance and friendship between women. He joked that womens‘ friendships are so much more fascinating than mens‘, in that women can have an argument and then go shopping an hour later, while men who have an argument can end up not speaking for 20 year.
Marshall also mentioned his own mother, who was a a dance teacher and an inspiration. He lovingly mentioned that she used to say that “when you are sad, you should go make somebody laugh and that will cheer you up” and he added that that is exactly what he has been doing for “all these years.”
ABOUT MOTHER’S DAY:
A celebration of mothers everywhere, this big-hearted comedy invites us all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
For more information, visit www.seemothersday.com/
ABOUT THE MOMS: (www.themoms.com)
The Moms is a multi-platform lifestyle brand that celebrates–and puts a spotlight on–modern motherhood. Through their numerous broadcast appearances, SiriusXM satellite radio show and blog, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein tackle topics both big and small that resonate with moms today. Their brutally honest–and sometimes conflicting–opinions are not only entertaining, but take the parenting conversation to a whole new level. Through their experiential events, everyday moms become celebrities, and celebrities reveal their lives as an everyday mom (or dad!). Strut, the Fashionable Moms Fashion show, showcases real moms walking the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week wearing affordable and fashionable clothing that can be bought in-season. The ever-popular Mamarazzi® events provide influential moms and media with access to celebrity parents in a town-hall discussion. Mamarazzi guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull. Whether they’re online, on TV, radio, or face-to-face, The Moms engage their audience with straight talk, a sense of humor and a healthy dose of fun—kind of like parenting itself.
ABOUT ACTRESS KATE HUDSON:
Kate Hudson is an American actress. She rose to prominence in 2000 for playing Penny Lane in Almost Famous, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Raising Helen, The Skeleton Key, You, Me and Dupree, Fool’s Gold, and Bride Wars. Hudson also cofounded Fabletics, a fitness brand and membership program operated by JustFab.
ABOUT DIRECTOR GARRY MARSHALL:
Garry Marshall is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His notable credits include creating Happy Days and its various spinoffs, developing Neil Simon’s 1965 play The Odd Couple for television, and directing Nothing In Common, Dear God, Pretty Woman, Frankie and Johnny, Runaway Bride, Georgia Rule, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Beaches, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.
ABOUT SERTA INC.:
Americans are stressed from busy schedules, technology and more, resulting in fewer good nights of sleep. While there are many things that affect your sleep that are beyond your control, there is one item you can take control of: the comfort of your mattress. Serta is devoted to comfort, and knows that if you aren’t comfortable when you lay down on your mattress at night, you aren’t going to get a good night’s sleep.
Serta Inc.(“Serta”), through its licensees, is the #1 mattress manufacturer in the United States. Serta’s product portfolio includes the Perfect Sleeper®, which is the Only Official Mattress of the National Sleep Foundation, and the iComfort® Sleep System, both named Consumers Digest Best Buys. Serta through its licensees also manufactures the exclusive Bellagio at Home®, SmartReact™ and iSeries® Cool legance® collections As the leading provider of mattresses to the hospitality industry, Serta partners with hotel groups such as Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Best Western International, Omni Hotels and Resorts, as well as Bellagio Las Vegas. In addition, Serta is distributed internationally in more than 150 other countries. With its worldwide network, Serta is able to respond quickly to customers’ needs while still preserving strict control standards to ensure the highest quality. For more information, visit www.serta.com.
Photo Credit: Alexa Wilberton