Every actor in Hollywood can tell you how busy life can be on set. It's not all lights, camera, action and for many in the industry it's almost impossible to leave your mark. But that's not the case for actor Busy Philipps and her husband, screenwriter Marc Silverstein. The two have been around since the '90s both in front of and behind the camera. While you may recognize Phillips from her roles inFreaks and Geeks and Cougar Town, Silverstein wrote some classic rom-coms including Never Been Kissed, He's Just Not That Into You, The Vow, and How to Be Single, according to IMDb.
When Silverstein isn't drafting up a screenplay, he's busy helping Philipps raise their young daughters, Birdie and Cricket. While those are certainly eye-catching names, Philipps told Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford on the Today the reason the couple chose them. She explained that they wanted to avoid the inevitability of a nickname by simply giving their girls unique monikers from birth. "Since I grew up with a nickname — Busy being short for Elizabeth — when my husband and I started to have our babies, we decided that if [we] wanted to call our kids something, we would just name them that thing that we wanted to call them," Philipps said.
It should come as no surprise that rom-com writer Silverstein is a romantic in real life. Philipps told OK! magazine in 2010 that Silverstein was so committed to their 2007 marriage that he even drafted up a legally binding contract to show his love for her. "He did do something really romantic — he drew up a contract that says he will never break my heart," Philipps said (quote via SFGate). "He had it all drawn up and notarized so it's legal and he had it framed and hung it on the wall. So if we're arguing I can say, 'Um, excuse me, can I just point out what's hanging above the mantel!'"
Silverstein is such a charmer, in fact, he incorporated some of their wedding vows into his screenplay for the film The Vow. Philipps told ABC News his creative liberty caught her off guard — in the best way. "That was a nice surprise for me, he never told me that he did that," Philipps said. "I watched it on an airplane and was sobbing hysterically during the vows part because I saw my wedding vows in there with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum saying them to each other!"
Art is bound to imitate life with an actor and a writer under the same roof. Silverstein and Philipps even worked together on He's Just Not That Into You. So, next time you catch a Silverstein film, be sure to read between the lines because it could be all about Philipps!