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Busy Philipps Embraces New Gigs As Talk Show Host & Author: ‘I Feel Very Well Prepared’

'This has been something I’ve really been looking forward to.'

From becoming a late night talk show host to writing her own book, actress Busy Philipps is stepping outside her comfort zone in 2018!

While some may be intimidated by such major career changes, Busy spoke with OK! exclusively about why the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

“I have obviously been an actress for 20 years. I’ve been working in this industry since I was a teenager myself. And in the last couple years I’ve been really at a crosswords, and trying to figure out what I want to do moving forward career wise,” Busy admitted.

After proving she was a fan favorite on Instagram, Busy scored a talk show deal with E! and was even approached about writing a book.

“I’ve been wanting to write a book for a long time. I’ve been a writer my whole life. This has been something I’ve really been looking forward to,” Busy shared. “So when I was approached with the book deal last year, the timing was right.”

Now, Busy is preparing for the release of the book, This Will Only Hurt a Little, on October 16, and is working around the clock developing her nightly talk show.

“I feel like I’ve always been a person that likes to do a million things. And I’m happiest when I am sort of like working all the time,” Busy told OK! “This has just been a really exciting time, and something that I also — since I’ve been working since I was a teenager — I feel very well prepared for.”

To find out more details about Busy’s late night talk show, watch the exclusive interview above!

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