In 1995, Alanis Morissette catapulted to fame with the release of her album ‘Jagged Little Pill.’ The album won four Grammys and sold more than 33 million copies, breaking the record for a U.S. debut by a female artist. Alanis says that although she had already released two pop albums in Canada as a teenager, she was unprepared for the crush of attention she received. Alanis opens up about what it was like to suddenly go from being an observer of life to being the one who’s watched, all the time.
The entire interview will air Sunday, September 21st at 11am ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and you can stream it online from anywhere in the world at www.supersoulsunday.com!
A photoshoot in Canada before I moved to Los angeles. I wore my pajamas. I had been stylized so much as a teenager…this was my going to the other end of the continuum to prove (to myself?) that I was nobody’s commodity. I did wash my hair however, clean hair was important. But even that went the way of all things as I continued touring into my 20’s :)
I was the new girl on the show. It was like walking into a camp that had been in process for years. I was fought for by Alistair and adam…I received hate mail for having been the object of both their desires. It was hard, because they were mad at my character, not at me. yet the mail was directed at me. I remember once I told a castmate that I didn’t think they should wear a certain blouse on the show. I quickly learned that there are some things you say to your sisters, to your friends..while rummaging through each others’ closets…and you don’t say those things to your colleagues on a tv show. I still feel guilty about it. and they wouldn’t let me live down my snobby lil comment. There were some kind people involved in this show. But mostly I felt like an outsider and I wasn’t equipped to deal with these mature dynamics as a kid.