Everything old is new again in Peacock’s new series Girls5eva, which finds four former girl group members searching for lost glory 20-odd years later. Busy Philipps and Paula Pell star alongside Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and a slew of New York Lonely Boys. As Summer, Philipps is the group’s token hot, dumb member, and the one who’s remained most committed to their glory days—and to her ex-boy band member husband Kev, who’s maybe not as committed to her. Pell plays Gloria, who was in the closet during the group’s heyday and has since become a workaholic dentist who filed for New York’s first same-sex divorce. We talked to Philipps and Pell about their on-screen (and, in Pell’s case off-screen) marriages, as well as about the salad-making burdens Summer carries as the group’s sultriest voice.
Girls5eva is streaming now on Peacock.