Jessica Simpson wants to share all the dirty details of her life on her just-announced new show. And while the former MTV reality star welcomes cameras into her home, this time, it's under very fictional circumstances.
The same day news broke she'd star in a semi-autobiographical NBC sitcom; the pregnant "Fashion Star" gave a few more details about what fans should expect from the comedy.
"We're just now in the process of casting everyone, doing the pilot," she explained during her visit to "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." "I will be playing myself but we'll have actors playing Eric and my dad. That'll be funny. But there's a lot of things that happen in my life that I'm like, 'People have to know about this. People have to experience this.' "
The "Newlyweds" star notes that her desire to share her life with her fans probably stems back to her days on MTV. "You know, all the embarrassing things that happen behind closed doors I wish, always wish that they were filmed," she added. "And I don't know if that's because I've done reality before. I'm always like, 'God, that would be such a great moment for TV.' "
She will play a version of Jessica Simpson, but confirmed that actors will come on to play versions of dad/manager Joe Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson. "I am; it's basically loosely based on my life. Yes, [about a girl who keeps getting pregnant]," she laughed when Leno suggested that as the main focus of the plot. "And how that girl deals with that and everything else...I will be playing myself, which is pretty easy."
And, mark your calendars, it seems there's another summer baby ready to debut mid-year. The same day that Kim Kardashian revealed she shares a July due date with Kate Middleton, Simpson also hinted she too will give birth this summer. "Here I go again! In the summer. I mean I still have a ways to go, hopefully I start feeling better. This pregnancy's a lot different than my first one," she said.
"Oh no! Apparently it was a part of God's plan for my life," she said. "I was extremely shocked...because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes, trying to get back to the old, vibrant Jessica. And, you know, it was kind of like a one-night stand. And it happened, all over again!
"I think he was really proud of himself actually. We've had two different wedding dates, but he keeps knocking me up. We're doing it very backwards, I know...I'll just keep my legs crossed, I guess, this time," she added.
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