Bristol Palin is no stranger to the spotlight — her mom, Sarah, unsuccessfully ran for Vice President of the U.S. in 2008, and at the same time Bristol decided to have a child out of wedlock. And while the 19-year-old is in Alaska raising her 18-month-old son, Tripp, she still makes the news often, especially when it comes to rumors of a possible reconciliation with her baby's father, Levi Johnston. “There are a lot of rumors about everyone and everyone’s business,” Bristol tells In Touch. “But I don’t really want to address it. We are working together and whatever is best for Tripp is what we are going to do.”
She is thrilled, however, to call attention to her guest-starring gig on her favorite TV show The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, a show that deals with teen pregnancy issues. In the episode, airing Monday, July 5, Bristol makes a special appearance as herself, playing a friend of Amy (Shailene Woodley), whom she meets at a music program for teen mothers in New York.
“There was no hesitation on my part at all,” she tells In Touch. “It’s a family-based show and right up my alley. Teen pregnancy is something I can relate to and have been through. It was a good fit. Going through the teen pregnancy at the same time Amy was going through hers [on the show], that was extremely relatable. I had been there and felt the same things.”
Click here to read more about Bristol's acting debut.
Bristol is quick to add that she's not hoping to become a movie star. “I have never done anything like this before,” she smiles, “and I don’t think I will ever do any sort of acting again. I’ll leave it to the experts. But I had a great time.” She's also ready for her detractors, dismissing anything negative anyone wants to say. “I don’t really pay attention to the negative stuff that is written about me,” she says. “I think me contributing to a show like this… I don’t know why they would say anything negative — just because we are dealing with the teen pregnancy issue and sex and relationships. If they want to say anything negative about it, it’s up to them. It’s not like I am acting as a prostitute or something.”
But she is prepared for the reviews from closer to home. “I’ll definitely let Tripp watch it,” she laughs. “I think he’ll find it funny. He might recognize me. I’m sure my sisters and cousins will watch and make fun of me for it.”