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Busy Philipps Is BUST’s October/November 2018 Cover Gal!

by BUST Magazine

We’re so excited to share that Busy Philipps is our October/November 2018 cover gal! We’ve been fans of Busy’s since she ruled late ’90s/early ’00s teen TV with Freaks and Geeks and Dawson’s Creek, and with a memoir (This Will Only Hurt A Little) and talk show (E!’s Busy Tonight) both coming out in October, it’s the perfect time to celebrate Busy’s career.

Take a sneak peek at our eight-page cover story below. You can buy the issue on newsstands beginning today (here’s a list of where we’re carried)—or subscribe

busyphilipps2 13dafSuit: Frame; Blouse: Elisabetta Franchi; Pinky ring: Karma El Khalil

On how she’s raising her daughters:

“My mom always led with a very empowered way of raising my sister and I. I remember very clearly being in second grade and complimenting one of my friend’s mom’s jewelry at school pickup and she said something to the extent of, ‘Oh, you have good taste, you’ll have to marry rich.’ And my mom said, ‘Busy is not going to marry rich. She’s going to be rich for herself!’ It’s such a weird thing to do to a second grader. But it really got into my brain and I remember thinking, Yeah! I don’t need a man, I’m going to be rich. Even now, I do the same thing. I was driving, listening to my daughter and her friend talking in the backseat. And her friend was saying that she’s going to marry a rich guy and ‘He’s going to take care of me’ and blah blah blah. And I was like, ‘That is not what you’re going to do!’ And I heard my mother coming through. I was like, ‘You’re going to make money for yourself because you never want to rely on a man for money.’ I was going on and on and the girls were rolling their eyes. Whatever. No wonder Birdie doesn’t think I’m cool. But it’s a thing that we have to shape immediately. Even as far as we’ve come, they still get these messages all the time.”

On the #MeToo movement:

“I’m not shedding one fucking tear for any of these dudes. I mean, even some of the people losing their jobs over past indiscretions—I’m like, oh well. Sorry.

On the power of female friendships:

“I loved [Michelle Williams] immediately. I think we loved each other immediately. There’s something so comforting to me about women, and I am truly inspired by all of my female friends. I am rooting for every single one of them all the time, and I know they are rooting for me. They give the best advice and understand nuance and can see things different ways. Marc [Silverstein, her husband] has been trained, but something with men, when you are in relationships with them, they want to fix things, they don’t want to sit with you in the thing. The other day I was having a really rough time emotionally and I went over to my friend [Girls producer] Jenni Konner’s house and she was like, ‘OK, we are just going to have some tequila, order chicken, and cry. There’s going to be so many tears tonight, I can’t wait.’ No one was trying to fix the other person’s thing; we were just listening and crying. Letting the emotions happen.” 

Cover story by Lisa Butterworth // Photos by Ramona Rosales
Styling by Dani and Emma // Hair by Bobby Elliot @ Starworks 
Makeup by Kindra Mann @ Tomlinson Management Group
Cover fashion credits: Top: Chloé; Earrings: Melody Ehsani 

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