Busy Philipps’ firstborn child, Birdie Leigh, 12, is to be cast in the Amazon series With Love
Busy Philipps took to social media on Thursday to celebrate her firstborn child Birdie Leigh landed a role in With Love, an upcoming series from Amazon Prime Video and creator Gloria Calderón Kellett.
Calderón Kellett announced that Birdie Leigh, 12, who identifies as non-binary, would have a recurring role on the show as a non-binary character.
The co-creator of One Day at a Time wrote: ‘More casting news. I first met Birdie when they were a baby. It’s exciting to have them on my little show now.”
Latest: Busy Philipps, 42, took to social media on Thursday to celebrate her firstborn child Birdie Leigh, 12, getting a role in With Love, an upcoming series from Amazon Prime Video and creator Gloria Calderón Kellett, 46
Busy, 42, wrote in response to the post on the social media site: “This made me cry” with a heart emoji.
Busy, who is also mother to daughter Cricket Pearl, eight, with husband Marc Silverstein, 50, had previously worked with Birdie Leigh on two episodes of her ABC show Cougar Town in 2014 and 2015.
The Vice Principals actress, talking about her podcast Busy Philipps does her best late last year, revealing that Birdie Leigh said she identifies as gay and uses non-binary pronouns.
The Oak Park, Illinois-born star said Birdie had told her it was okay to talk about the show.
Big news: Calderón Kellett announced that Birdie Leigh, 12, who identifies as non-binary, would be getting a recurring role on the show as a non-binary character
Emotional: Busy reacted warmly to the news
Bird said, ‘I don’t give a shit. You can talk about being gay and out,’ Phillips said. ‘You can talk about my pronouns. That would be cool for me. That is amazing. So I said, ‘Okay, I can talk about it on the podcast.”
On the podcast, Busy also said she tried her best to use the correct pronouns, but sometimes made mistakes.
“I said, ‘You know, Bird, I’ve done a bad job with the pronouns,'” Busy said. “Because Birdie said they would like their pronouns to be they/they, and I didn’t, and I said because I have this public personality and I want Birdie to be in control of their own story and not have to answer to anyone outside of our friends and family if they don’t want to.”