Canadian singer Alanis Morissette is all set to be a part of the fifth season of the famous US television show, Weeds.
She will play Dr. Audra Kitson, a no-nonsense clinical obstetrician who will treat Nancy Botwin.
Towards the end of the fourth season of Weeds, Nancy Botwin was shown to be pregnant with Tijuana mayor Esteban’s baby.
Alanis is expected to appear in at least 7 of the 13 episodes of Weeds. Reports say that Alanis may be required to do a nude scene in the show.
It would not be her first brush with nudity, if Alanis does do a nude scene in the TV show.
In fact, during the 2004 Juno awards, Alanis cocked a snook at what she called “hypocritical US censorship.” She appeared on stage in a skin color body suit with overblown pubic hair and nipples.
Alanis was reacting to the US government asking her to change a word in the first stanza of her song Everything.
The fifth and final season of Weeds starts June 8, 2009.
The fifth season will focus on Esteban’s political career and his relationship with Nancy Botwin. The season would also show, Silas Botwin opening a new club and Celia returning to Ren-Mar.
Other than Alanis Morissette, Jennifer Jason Leigh will also make an appearance in the daily soap as Nancy’s elder sister.
Weeds is a top-rate comedy-drama series about an affluent suburban soccer mom, Nancy Botwin, who resorts to selling dope, after the death of her husband, to maintain her family’s lifestyle.
Weeds stars Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes, Justin Kirk as Andy Botwin, Hunter Parish as Silas Botwin, Alexander Gould as Shane Botwin, Kevin Nealon as Doug Wilson, Romany Malco as Conrad Shepard, and Tonye Patano as Heylia James.
The first season of Weeds was aired in 2005, comprising 10 episodes. Subsequently, the second season was aired in 2006 with 12 episodes.
The third season that commenced on August 13, 2007 had 15 episodes, and the fourth season that began on June 16, 2008, had 13 episodes.
Alanis Morissette has quite a few TV and stage roles under her belt.
Her first acting role was in the children’s TV series You Can’t Do That on Television, in which she appeared in 18 episodes.
She has acted in a few TV shows like Nip/Tuck, Sex and the City, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Alanis also appeared in the play The Vagina Monologues, and in the off-Broadway play The Exonerated.
She has also acted in the movie Dogma where she played God.
Alanis Morissette has won seven grammies, two American Music awards, 12 Juno awards, and three MTV Video Music Awards.