It’s a cliche, but Kathryn Hahn is that perpetual scene stealer, an actress who breathes life into everything she inhabits. Whether it’s We’re the Millers, the unfortunately short-lived TV series Free Agents, Step Brothers, or last year’s indie drama Afternoon Delight, Hahn is just a pleasure to watch, mixing an innate likability, hilarity, and a subtle touch of pathos to her work.
With Bad Words, a comedy which marks the feature directing debut of Jason Bateman, Hahn plays a reporter who’s trying to figure out why a grown up misanthrope (Bateman) has entered a revered spelling bee contest in Los Angeles. Like much of her previous work on television and film, Hahn’s comedic abilities are on full display.
During this week’s interview for Bad Words, Hahn described this period in her acting life as “creatively thrilling.” Click on the clip below and listen to this actress talk about how having children and possessing a bit of “stillness” has helped her as an actress:
Bad Words hits theaters in March.