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
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)
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(Newser) – 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.