'Me first' - how female stars of mobster movie The Kitchen learnt to ask for what they want

(From left) Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in The Kitchen.
(From left) Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in The Kitchen.PHOTO: WARNER BROS

LOS ANGELES - In the movie The Kitchen, Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish play meek wives who take over their mobster husbands' extortion racket when the men go to jail - and end up being frighteningly good at it.

Chatting to The Straits Times in Los Angeles last week, the trio reveal how they leaned into their own power as three of Hollywood's top actresses, producers and comediennes - and learned how to both lead and ask for what they want.

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