The rugs that I picked out and the pillows with the little owls, sort of like whimsical throw pillows - I feel like you can never enough whimsical throw pillows in your house, in your life. My husband probably disagrees.

Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps

Profession: Actress
Nationality: American

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As an actor, it's always fun when you're able to feel like there's freedom to explore things and try out jokes and be funny.

As a television actor, when we work in TV, what we're doing is making a product so that networks can sell ad space.

In public, when my kids have not been behaving great - because that's life, my kids are not perfect, okay - I've noticed other people watching me. And I felt judged, because I'm obviously in the public eye. So that's been hard.

I talk a lot. I'm very decisive.

Anybody who works with me knows this: I always repeat wardrobe in my characters. We're trying to play real people.

I'm somebody who doesn't work with a stylist. I'll be honest with you, I'm a mom and it's just not something I want to put money toward because it's expensive to have somebody who helps dress you and I feel like I have to pay for preschool and so many things... so I don't have a stylist.

This isn't just 'Scrubs' with new actors. 'Cougar Town' has a heart to it that's all its own.

We didn't name Birdie before she was born. When she came out I said, 'I think we gotta go with Birdie, I think that's her name.'

I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you're healthy. After I had my little girl, I wanted to be healthy for her and have a healthy body image so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self worth isn't defined by how thin she is.

I'm flattered that people want to hear me talk about nothing.

Everybody asks me questions about the inside of James Franco's mouth.

In your early 20s, it was maybe acceptable to have a friend who was taking all of your time and energy and exhausting you and always a drama. When you're in your 30s, or you're starting to have babies, you just can't put up with it anymore, and that's okay, because I think your priorities shift.

It's nice to have the support of the LGBT community, because they're loyal, and they'll follow you down any career path.

After 'Freaks and Geeks,' I dealt with several producers who wanted to cover up all my beauty marks, every single mole on my body. They tried to cover them on my first two episodes of 'Dawson's Creek,' and it just looked ridiculous, so I had to put my foot down. But it's not something I'm insecure about.