Josh Glicksman
September 28, 2017 AT 10:30 AM EDT

For Great News actress Briga Heelan, working with Tina Fey on the upcoming season of the show isn’t something that she anticipates being difficult.

“All of us, we can’t wait to have Tina on the show,” Heelan, who plays Katie Wendelson on the NBC comedy, told EW. “I know Katie sort of idolizes this character. It’s going to be really easy to step into those scenes because Tina Fey has been somebody that I’ve looked up to for the whole time I’ve being doing this.”

Heelan also welcomed a newborn daughter with husband Rene Gube in June. With all of the good fortune going on for Heelan, she is just trying to embrace all of it.

“Working with these people, in this job, in this role and now having what has always been my dream, which has been being a mom, both of those things are true,” gushed Heelan. “I’m just trying to trust that if it’s all happening all at once, it’s because there is space for all of that and it’s supposed to be.”

Watch the video above for the full clip and catch the premiere of the second season of Great News on Thursday, September 28 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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