Touting her as “still the boss,” Alyssa Milano, 40, covers Maxim mag’s July/August issue.
The Who’s the Boss? star grew up on TV — and now she’s starring in ABC’s new drama Mistresses. And she’s looking pretty grown up on Maxim, baring a peek-a-boo bit of her breasts for the cover shot.
She remembers her late 1980s sitcom days, telling Maxim, “It wasn’t weird, because I didn’t know any different. You know, I went through puberty like everyone else; it only got embarrassing when the show would take what was going on with me and write it into the show, like “Samantha’s First Bra.” It was like, OK, guys, do we really need to do this? But what an awesome time stamp!”
The Boss star says she’s lucky to have survived as well as she did.
“That was an era when TV child actors just didn’t work after their show was over,” she says. “I think Christina Applegate and I are the only two who maintained some sort of career path past the shows that launched us. But I have a great family, and I look at a lot of these kids who struggle in the industry and think they’d have struggled no matter what they did.”