June 29th, 2010
08:15 AM ET
4 years ago

Bristol Palin talks about new gig

'Once you're in that situation of being a teen parent, you have to deal with it,' Bristol Palin said.
'Once you're in that situation of being a teen parent, you have to deal with it,' Bristol Palin said.

(CNN) - Bristol Palin opens up about the secret life of an American teenager – not necessarily her own life but a forthcoming television drama that bears a similar name.

The daughter of Sarah Palin spoke with CNN about her upcoming guest appearance on the ABC Family drama, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager." It will mark Palin's acting debut.

The episode will examine the struggles a pregnant teenager goes through and the relationship she has with her parents. Palin taped the show in March and appears as herself. She admitted being nervous but also said she had a wonderful time filming the scenes.

Besides acting and traveling the country educating young people about teen pregnancy, Palin's full-time job involves caring for her young son, Tripp. Palin talked to Wynter about motherhood, saying, "It's a lot of work…a juggling act."

"Once you're in that situation of being a teen parent, you have to deal with it," she added.

The 19-year-old also said that Sarah Palin is a "great" grandmother who is enjoying that role and often spoils the toddler.

However, Palin was mum about her current status with former fiancé Levi Johnston, who has engaged in public spats with her mother.

Bristol's co-star Francia Raisa, who plays a promiscuous teen on the show, believes Palin's high profile status will help the program's message.

"A lot of kids out there can relate to Bristol," Raisa said. "So it brings their attention to the show."


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  1. GL

    She is milking this baby thing for all she can. She is not in the same boat as most teens with babies. This is all for the love of money. The apple don't fall far from the tree.

    June 29, 2010 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  2. GL

    This is why I really don't come to this site much because they always want to feed us readers with the Sara Palin family drama. This young mother have it made in the shade.

    June 29, 2010 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  3. Muffet

    There are folks without jobs, brink of losing their homes, cars and what have you. Then you have these name dropping zero talent idiots clogging the airtwaves via TV, internet and radios making crazy amounts of money for WHAT???? SOmething is wrong with this picture. College graduates cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel yet this baby momma have all kinds of opportunities opened to her because of her name. If she was anyone else she wouldn't be given the time of day.

    June 29, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  4. Bob of Lompoc

    Geeez, Cnn, it's not enough that you print every simpleton statement by her Mother – now we have to hear from her! This is your little joke on America – right?

    June 29, 2010 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
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