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Michelle Buteau Explores Motherhood in New Comedy ‘Babes’

Written by on May 19, 2024

Comedian Michelle Buteau stars in the new comedy “Babes,” produced by Neon, alongside Ilana Glazer. The film follows two best friends navigating the complexities of motherhood, a subject Buteau knows well. In January 2019, she and her husband welcomed twins via surrogate after a challenging IVF journey.

Buteau brings her real-life experiences into her role, blending her comedic talent with the raw realities of parenting. She credits director Pamela Adlon for making real-life situations hilariously relatable, helping viewers feel less alone.

In an interview with BET.com, Buteau shared how her own motherhood experiences shaped her character. She humorously highlighted the contrast between her busy mom life and the seemingly carefree lives of her single friends. One of the film’s funniest scenes, depicting labor, was inspired by a true story and required multiple takes due to Buteau’s commitment and physical exertion.

“Babes” combines Buteau’s comedic flair with the authentic challenges of motherhood, “Buteau magically combines the two while illustrating just how raw and edgy parenthood can be while balancing a family and a career.”

Source: BET

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