Britney Spears will appear on hit US TV show ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
The troubled singer – who first showed off her acting skills in the widely criticised 2002 movie ‘Crossroads’ – will appear in the CBS sitcom in an episode due to air in April, a representative for the show confirmed.
Britney is expected to play a character called Abby – who works in the doctor’s office owned by main character Ted – who is described as ‘sweet and friendly and scattered and a little nerdy’.
The 26-year-old star is already working hard to make sure she is fully prepared for the role. She was spotted leaving the 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles yesterday (10.03.08) after having a script read-through with other cast members, including Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segal.
The show revolves around Ted, played by Jason Segal, who tells his children the crazy stories behind how he met their mom.
As well as starring in ‘Crossroads’, Britney appeared on successful US TV show ‘Will and Grace’ in 2006, and also starred in her own reality show with ex-husband Kevin Federline, ‘Britney and Kevin: Chaotic’. Meanwhile, Britney – who has an estimated $100million fortune – has been given a $1,500 weekly allowance by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz.
In a ruling yesterday (10.03.08), the commissioner also approved hiring two specialist attorneys to help the mother-of-two sort out her financial affairs while she is under the temporary co-conservatorship of her father Jamie until July 31.
Geraldine Wyle, attorney for the conservators, said the allowance is intended to allow Britney to start to ‘enjoy herself and have some freedom of choice’.