Bristol Palin on 'Secret Life': 'We're all teen moms'

Bristol Palin — daughter of Sarah, mother of one — makes her acting debut as a guest star on July 5’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Watch a clip from The Live Feed after the jump, and tell me if you thought there was going to be a major twist with her character, and that right after she recited “We’re all teen moms,” she would suddenly transform into a robot. The acting is pretty terrible, but hey, Bristol is just a responsible citizen of the good ol’ U.S. of A., doing her part for a television ratings stunt. Take a look, and tell us which daughter of a former politician you think should guest star in an ABC Family drama next!

Sidenote: Every time I see a clip of Secret Life, my brain is at least 75 percent occupied with “Agggghh it’s original Kaitlin Cooper from The O.C.!”

Read more: Back in February, we wondered if she’d be better-suited for MTV’s reality teen-pregnancy counterpart, 16 and Pregnant.

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  • Doug

    Even Bristol’s mother played a more convincing role than that. I have nothing against Palin Jr. but that was terrible!

    • Ceballos

      The quality of acting reminded me of the porn movie-within-a-movie scene in “Boogie Nights” between Mark Wahlberg and Julianne Moore.

      (And that comment reminded me that I watch “Boogie Nights” too much if I’m relating it to this crap-tastic show.)

    • Elysia

      I didn’t know which was her, and sincerely hoped it was the one with the lighter hair (and actual talent). But YIKES was I wrong… :-S

  • stasha

    The Secret Life of The American Teenager has some of the worst storylines, dialogue and acting that I’ve seen in a really long time. It’s almost painful to sit through a single scene of that show.

    • Michelle

      Every time I watch, I just want to punch Ben in the face!!

  • ba’al

    GO AWAY! I have to ask Bristol… with all this money you’re geting, Does Levi8 still owe you 1750 dollars a month?

  • MSlatt

    I stopped watching this comedy a while back. It’s really funny the way they portray the youth of America as these REALLY stupid characters, but I stopped watching because I thought they’re joke was getting a little tired and shtickish.

  • Shamus N.

    “We’re all teen moms”? Seriously?

    • Lisa Simpson

      And musicians!

  • Kt

    The “we’re all teen moms” was so dead-eyed and robotic that I was really creeped out. With that blank stare and her unnatural line readings…she might be a not-half-bad horror movie villain. Just don’t make her try to be sarcastic…because that last part about Yo-Yo Ma was worse than anything you might see in an elementary school play. Where was the director while she filmed her scenes??? SOMEONE needed to take her aside and say, “Okay, Bristol, now let’s do that again, but don’t rush it, and try to sound human.”

    • Travis

      She probably doesn’t even know who Yo-Yo Ma is…

  • haha

    Wouldn’t shed a tear if the whole palin family dropped dead.

  • gigi

    Okay kiddies. Next weeks “Secret Life” drinking game: You have to take a shot when you hear “teen mom”. Plan to be drunk in the first 15 minutes of the show. This show is soooo painful to watch!!

    • Madd

      My friends and I have our own drinking game (see below) where you will get wasted less than five minutes into the show.

    • gigi

      Disclaimer: You must be 21 or over to play the “Secret Life” drinking game.

  • Madd

    PopWatch Confessional: I actually somewhat liked Secret Life it’s first season. Okay, maybe it’s because my expectations were so low, but I actually thought the ONLY Kaitlin Cooper (Willa Holland’s Kaitlin was IMO the only bad thing about season 4) played the pregnant-girl thing pretty well. Then came season 2…I think it might be the worst show on television. The actors are terrible, the story lines make no sense, and the characters are unbearable. Every time I see Jennifer Coolidge on screen I wanted to scream “Save yourself!”. It’s only useful now as a drinking game (take a shot every time they say “sex”).
    Anyone else think Bristol Palin is destined to play a robot? Let’s hope she never tries to act again.

    • gigi

      haha! I had to stop the “sex” drinking game with this show. My liver couldn’t take it anymore.

  • Johnification

    I didn’t watch…did she say that directly to the camera?

  • Jenn

    Bristol, don’t quite your day job. Whatever that it.

  • rebecca

    that is some of the worst acting i have ever seen! she had no emotion in her voice or her face. i agree i thought she was going to turn into a robot or something!

  • Kristina

    No words. No words.

  • Lisa Simpson

    Well, we now know who to cast in the next big zombie flick.

  • jrgilb0729

    Like mother, like daughter. A serious waste.

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