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