Pop star Kesha has won the role of Annabelle in the TV show Jane the Virgin.
The ‘Tik Tok’ singer will play a hostile neighbor of Jane, in the romantic comedy series that stars Gina Rodriguez as the virgin who got pregnant when her doctor accidentally artificially inseminated her.
Asked about her feelings when she was offered the part, she gushed: ”I was really excited! They called me randomly. I was finally supposed to have a day off because I hadn’t had one in three weeks, and they called me and they were like, ‘Can you do this audition?’ And I was like, ‘Ugh, today’s my day off.’ And they said, ‘Oh, it’s for Jane the Virgin.’ And I said, ‘Oh yeah, f*** yeah’. ”
Annabelle is set to clash with Jane in the second season of the American program, airing on The CW channel.
Kesha, 28-years old, says she’s ready to make an ”ass” of herself.
She said: ”I’m just used to making an ass of myself in front of people. I feel like most auditions, at least for comedy, is just seeing how much of an ass you’re willing to make of yourself. If you’re willing to go the distance, then you usually get the job!”
Despite Kesha’s experience in showbiz, she does say that she is not used to portraying a character written by someone else.
She said: ”It’s challenging for me because I’m used to standing behind a song. In acting, you’re actually delivering lines someone else has written, which is different for me because I write all my own music … I’ve created the character that I portray. And then this, you’re trying to portray someone else’s character that they’ve created, which is really fun and exciting.”
Another pop star to appear this coming season is Britney Spears, appearing as herself in the fifth episode.
Jane the Virgin returns October 12.