Alanis Morissette was hungry for Weeds role
Jul 6, 2009, 12:00 GMT
Alanis Morissette - Alanis said: "\'Weeds\' was my solace and respite in the back of the bus on tour. I was in the middle of detoxing at the time, and it was my replacement addiction for food. \'Weeds\' helps me. The irony is hilarious."© Daniel Locke / PR Photos
Alanis Morissette starred in 'Weeds' because it helped her detox.
The 'Ironic' singer - who is about to play doctor Audra Kitson in the US TV show about a marijuana dealer - jumped at the chance to star in the comedy series because it helped her overcome the unhealthy eating habits she picked up on tour.
Alanis said: "'Weeds' was my solace and respite in the back of the bus on tour. I was in the middle of detoxing at the time, and it was my replacement addiction for food. 'Weeds' helps me. The irony is hilarious."
The Canadian rocker's character is a doctor who helps look after the show's main character, a pregnant drug-dealer called Nancy who is played by Mary-Louise Parker.
The 35-year-old singer - who will appear in seven episodes of the programme - insists she really empathises with Nancy.
She said: "Somehow, they make very fantastical things seem very mundane and commonplace, which I love.
"I have a lot of empathy for the Nancy character, and I thought it could be interesting to offer someone who could be in a supportive position with her."