5 Spoilers in Busy Philipps New Book
By Bailey Whelton
One of Hollywood’s latest actors to come out with a memoir is Busy Philipps. In her book, This Will Only Hurt A Little, Philipps opens up about relationships she has with other celebrities in Hollywood, her career and how she handles the pros and cons of being famous in Hollywood.
Here are 5 major highlights and spoilers Philipps reveals to her readers in her book:
Busy Philipps revealed she was raped in high school at the age of 14.
She wrote how she was alone in eighth grade with a boy three years older than her. Philipps describes how she went straight for his belt buckle saying, “I have no idea why I didn’t kiss him but instead went just for his belt.” She said he climbed on top of her and “was pushing me down so hard,” she continued saying, “I put my hands under his shirt, digging my nails into his back. I hated it. I didn’t want this... It was so, so painful.”
She reveals how she became Michelle Williams’ frequent red carpet date.
After meeting each other on the set of Dawson’s Creek they became quite close friends. After Michelle Williams starred in Brokeback Mountain alongside Heath Ledger in 2005, they were both nominated for their roles in the movie. “Since they were both nominated, they each were able to bring a guest and Michelle asked me to join at every event, which was obviously incredibly thrilling for both of us.” Philipps continued saying that ever since she has joined Williams to every awards ceremony she has been nominated for.
Philipps had an emotional affair and almost left her husband.
After the birth of their first child, Philipps opened up about her marriage hit a rough patch. Calling her husband “useless” in her book, she said she struggled being a first-time mom. She eventually found comfort with another dad. “We’d been having lunch and stuff. Texting. Talking on the phone a lot,” eventually leading her to develop feelings for him. After speaking to her friend, Michelle Williams, she advised her to work on her marriage and go to therapy. Philipps and her husband have now celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary.
She co-wrote Blades of Glory and NO ONE KNOWS.
While dating her then-boyfriend Craig Cox during filming for White Chicks, she recalled how they both started outlining the draft for the script for Blades of Glory. Cox shared the writing with his brother and they dropped her name from the script and sold it WITHOUT telling her.
She says that James Franco assaulted her on Freaks and Geeks set.
While filming a scene for the show, Philipps was told to lightly hit Franco in the chest, however, after doing so Franco broke character and attacked her, she wrote. “He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’” She wrote he then, “threw me to the ground... Wind knocked out of me.” Philipps said Franco later apologized after being ordered to do so, but was never punished for his behavior.
Philipps book This Will Only Hurt A Little, was just released October 16th. You can buy it on Amazon, so go check it out! Philipps does not hold back one bit!