Alanis Morissette to play doctor on “Weeds”

Alanis Morissette has made several cameos in well-known television shows and films, including a turn as a Spin the Bottle-playing bisexual woman on Sex and the City, and God in Kevin Smith‘s Dogma.

Yeah, she’s kind of hard to typecast.

EW.com is reporting today that the Canadian singer has signed on for seven episodes of the fifth season of Weeds, where she’ll play an obstetrician to the knocked up Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker).

As Dr. Audra Kitson, EW says that there will be some “tasteful nudity” involved, but also that this does not mean Nancy and Audra get any more than doctor-patient privelege with one another. The website writes that “all Morissette’s character really wants is Justin Kirk‘s Andy.”

It had so much potential!

And it still does. This season of Weeds will also see Nancy’s sister showing up, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Not too much is known about her character yet, so we can still hold out hope that she is Sapphicly inclined like her character in Synecdoche, New York — and maybe she’s into older women, like Cecilia.

Weeds watchers, how are you feeling about Alanis as Dr. Audra?

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