May 30th, 2009
Here is an interview by Joshua Alston (Newsweek) about Alanis appearance on "Weeds":
You signed up for seven episodes of "Weeds", which is a lot. I'm a huge fan. I used to watch it in the back of my tour bus. We'd come offstage and people would start fading and drifting off to sleep, and I would ensconce myself in the back room and watch six episodes at a time.
What attracts you to acting? I get to express sides of myself that I would never default to on my own. I'll read a line and think, God, I'd never say that.
How's that different from songwriting? The acting thing uses a whole different muscle. I consider the songwriting process very feminine, and I think acting requires my masculine self, because it's very applied, willful and left-brained.
Are you writing music now? Yes, always. And I'm working on a book.
Is it a novel? It's kind of nonlinear. It's got some insight and some humor, anecdotes, Q&A, photos, storytelling, dialogues, essays. You could read it from cover to cover, or you could pick it up anywhere.
I know that Fergie sent you a butt-shaped cake after you did a cover of "My Humps." Did you eat it? I had every intention of eating it, but then I had this party at my house and all my friends were putting their fingers between the cheeks, taking pictures with it. So after everyone had touched it, the butt wasn't very sanitary.
May 15th, 2009
Alanis appears also in the cast of the forthcoming comedy "The Other Side", alongside Woody Harrelson, Giovanni Ribisi, Dave Matthews and Lindsay Lohan.
The filming is set to begin October at an island off the coast of Massachusetts. "The Other Side" is produced by Baudelaire,
Film Star Pictures and Marston, with Jory Weitz.
May 14th, 2009
Alanis will travel to Ren-Mar for the 5th season of Showtime's highest-rated comedy series "Weeds",
premiering Monday, June 8th at 10p PT/ET. The multiple Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will guest star as a
no-nonsense clinic obstetrician, "Dr. Audra Kitson," who treats Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) in at least seven of the season's 13 episodes.
Alanis joins Jennifer Jason Leigh as season five special guest stars.