Bristol Palin Lands Debut Acting Gig

But, uh, she'll just be playing herself
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2010 10:16 AM CST
Bristol Palin Lands Debut Acting Gig
In this July 25, 2009, photo, Bristol Palin holds her and Levi Johnston's son Tripp Johnston at the governor's picnic in Anchorage, Alaska.   (AP Photo/Al Grillo)

Watch out, Levi Johnston, your baby mama could make it in Hollywood before you do. Bristol Palin scored her first acting gig, although “acting” is perhaps a bit of a stretch: She’ll be playing herself on ABC’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager, a show about a teen mom. "I am thrilled to be on this show and to be part of a program that educates teens and young adults about the consequences of teen pregnancy," Palin says.

On the show, Palin will befriend protagonist—and fellow, albeit fictional, teen mom—Amy at a music program for teen mothers. Bristol “will bring additional attention to the issues facing teen parents that we've been exploring for a couple seasons now," an executive producer says.
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