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    Tina Fey Says Her Daughter Landed A Role In "Girls5eva" By Accident

    "Penelope, you're up."

    Almost every member of Tina Fey's immediate family had a hand in bringing Girls5eva to life.

    Tina Fey sits in an armchair while speaking at a Tribeca Film Festival event in New York City

    Fey and Richmond's youngest daughter, Penelope Richmond, appeared in several episodes of the show as well — and during an interview on Today, Fey explained how her daughter ended up landing the role.

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    "There was a part for a 9-year-old, and I was like, 'If we don't let her audition for this, she's going to kill us,'" Tina recalled.

    Busy Philipps, Sara Bareilles, Ashley Park, Erika Henningsen, and Renée Elise Goldsberry pose together in a still image taken from the second episode of "Girls5Eva"

    "She auditioned, she put herself on tape, and then [Girls5eva creator Meredith Scardino] was like, 'Should we give her the part?' And I was like, 'No...I can't let, you know, the boss's kid get the first job they ever audition for,'" she continued.

    Busy Philipps, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sara Bareilles, and Paula Pell look surprised in a still image from the third episode of "Girls5eva"

    Penelope's addition to Girls5eva, which stars Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Sara Bareilles, turned out to be a serendipitous casting switch. Tina told the Today hosts that her daughter "did a great job" and "brought all [her] manners" to set, too.

    Paula Pell, Sara Bareilles, and Busy Philipps cheer in this still image from the eighth episode of "Girls5eva"

    Peacock announced its decision to renew Girls5eva for a second season this week. So who knows — maybe we'll be seeing more of Penelope when the series returns for round two!