Mary-Louise Parker has insisted that Alanis Morissette was a pleasure to work with on the set of Weeds.
The actress has said that the singer was very "sweet" and "so Canadian" when describing her relaxed manner of conduct.
Parker told Paste magazine:
"She's a sweet lady. She's almost so sweet that it doesn't
really compute that she does music with such a like, a rocking, angry... I don't know, maybe that's how she gets it out.
"Because on set she's completely, I mean she's so Canadian. She's really polite and really chill and really clean."
June 10th, 2009
Here is an exclusive interview by Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
(The Jacksonville Observer) stating Alanis is no longer attached to her label
Maverick/Warner Bros and that she'll be more on acting than on music in the following months:
Alanis Morissette, who is currently appearing on "Weeds" as Mary-Louise Parker's obstetrician, tells us she's
excited about doing more acting - but music isn't far from her mind.
However, things will be different now that she's no longer attached to her label Maverick/Warner Bros.
"There were certain contractual things that were required in order to keep our relationship going that weren't
able to be met," says Morissette of the split. "The parting was as amicable as it could possibly be and as
undramatic as possible, which I always like because I've had my share of dramatic things," notes the singer whose
ex-fiance Ryan Reynolds married Scarlett Johansson last year. "I've been signed to a label since I was 14 years
old so I feel very free and very inspired. This is probably my favorite place I've ever been. My whole theme of life
right now is what artistically or otherwise will come from the context of feeling free."
She adds, "I really love this new climate in the music industry that is almost unrecognizable to what it was
five or 10 years ago. But I want to take a step away from it for a hot minute until I'm dying to come back.
Right now acting is my current love affair. I will always be in music. I'll do music until I'm 108."
As for "Weeds," she says, "I feel really blessed and honored because I'm such a huge fan of the show.
It's totally out of my wheelhouse in a lot of ways, but at the same time, I do have experience being on set,"
she notes. That didn't keep her from getting nervous. "I'm always nervous, but it never stops me from doing anything.
My first scene was with Mary-Louise Parker, who is an unbelievable actress, and Justin Kirk, whose work in
'Angels in America' was one of the most jaw dropping performances I've seen. It was definitely intimidating, but I was
in great hands."