Alanis Morissette to guest star on DeGrassi

Alanis Morissette to guest star on DeGrassi
Singer-songwriter to join director Kevin Smith in teen soap season finale

The singer-songwriter will guest star as a Canadian principal in The N’s teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation” August 26 at 8 p.m. EDT.

Morissette will join filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes in the second part of the high school soap’s three-part season finale. In the story arc, Smith and Mewes are filming a sequel to their 2001 film “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” The fictional film, titled “Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh!” sees the bumbling duo crossing the border to earn a high school diploma because no U.S. high school will accept them.

“The plot of the movie within the show is so funny, it almost makes me want to shoot the flick for real,” Smith said in a statement Monday.

Morissette, who appeared as God in Smith’s 1999 film “Dogma” and became a U.S. citizen this year, will play the Canadian principal who accepts Jay and Silent Bob. This summer, Morissette has been touring in support of an acoustic version of her 1995 album, “Jagged Little Pill.”

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