Watch Isabella Rossellini Embody the Animal Kingdom’s Most Shocking Maternal Instincts in Mammas

Moth­er’s Day can elic­it com­pli­cat­ed emo­tions in the human ani­mal. Not so Moth­er Ham­ster. While you were out to brunch, she was mat­ter-of-fact­ly devour­ing the run­ti­est of her lit­ter. And not because he failed to present her with a bou­quet and flow­ery card. “It’s a good morsel to recoup some of the vit­a­mins and pro­tein that are lost dur­ing child­birth,” she explains with a shrug.

This heart­warm­ing vignette is but one of the rev­e­la­tions in Mam­mas, the lat­est web series from the inquis­i­tive and extreme­ly game Isabel­la Rosselli­ni. Hav­ing embod­ied a vari­ety of insects, arach­nids, and marine life in the sci­ence-based Green Porno and its fol­low-up Seduce Me, the moth­er of two is cur­rent­ly suit­ing up to play some of the Ani­mal King­dom’s most noto­ri­ous moth­ers, from the oppor­tunis­tic Cuck­oo to the self-sac­ri­fic­ing Aus­tralian sub­so­cial crab spi­der (Diaea ergan­dros).

The com­i­cal­ly inven­tive cos­tumes are an added bonus, par­tic­u­lar­ly for any human moth­er (or father) with an aver­sion to dress­ing their ani­mal-lov­ing off­spring in store bought dis­guis­es, come Hal­loween. Catch the com­plete series here.

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Ayun Hal­l­i­day thinks Isabel­la Rosselli­ni is the bee’s knees, espe­cial­ly when her glass legs are filled with beer. Fol­low her @AyunHalliday

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  • Margaret Rose STRINGER says:

    Isabel­la Rosselli­ni is sim­ply won­der­ful: I’ve loved her since my hus­band and I saw her in a line­up on stage singing one of his best songs with the late Lucio Dal­la , “Atten­ti al lupo”. She com­bines beau­ty with brains, humour and a will to par­tic­i­pate in life.
    What­ta gal!

  • Margaret Rose STRINGER says:

    Oh — one oth­er (and impor­tant) thing: few things are quite as frus­trat­ing as click­ing on a link to be tak­en to a mes­sage telling me that I am unable, in my coun­try, to see that video. I have nev­er under­stood this: who — or per­haps I mean which end? — suf­fers in terms of the down­load? Why does Sun­dance not want the videos seen in Oz?
    Sighh …

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