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Busy Philipps Reveals Michelle Williams' Reaction To Being Offered Britney Spears' Audiobook Job

Philipps opened up on 'Watch What Happens Live!' about Williams' reaction to getting offered the gig to narrate the audiobook for Spears' memoir 'The Woman in Me.'

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Michelle Williams "completely lost it" when she was offered the narrating gig for Britney Spears' audiobook.

According to best friend Busy Philipps, the Fabelmans star was over the moon when she found out she was picked to narrate The Woman in Me.

While appearing on Watch What Happens Live!, Philipps revealed:

“We lost it."
“She was like, ‘I have to do this, right?’ I was like, ‘Yes! Obviously!’ And she’s like, ‘I really do, Biz.’"
"She really felt a connection.”

Philipps continued that Spears' story deeply resonated with them, given her and Williams' launch into the entertainment industry at very young ages and the shared hardships they endured as a result.

“We all — and Michelle, even younger than me — we all came up in a very particular time in this industry, that was what the majority of my memoir is about, as young women, and we were subjected to a lot."
“I think that there was a lot that was, sadly, very relatable to all women in Britney’s book, but I thought that Michelle doing it was just incredible and really beautiful."

She finished:

“Britney deserves our respect.”

You can watch below.

Busy Philipps Chats About Michelle Williams Voicing Britney Spears’ Audiobook |

People on social media were delighted by Williams' reaction and expressed they, too, would have "lost it."

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Many also commended Williams on a job well done.



And several seconded Philipps' idea that Spears "deserves our respect."

The Woman in Me and its audiobook were released simultaneously in October and has sold over a million copies. The book became the highest-selling celebrity memoir in history on its first day of release.