Watch as Jenny Lewis Looks Back on Her Film Roles in ‘She’s Not Me’ Music Video
Though it was released almost a year ago, Jenny Lewis is still turning ears with her latest record, The Voyager. And now, she has issued a new video for the track "She's Not Me" which finds her getting help from some famous pals.
The seemingly ubiquitous Fred Armisen makes an appearance in the video, as well as actresses Zosia Mamet and Vanessa Bayer. Lewis casts herself in a variety of costumes and roles, including a revisit to her own life as a child actor. Among the stops are a nod to the 1989 film Troop Beverly Hills, where she played the role of Hannah Nefler at age 13, as well as a quick stop in Pleasantville. The video also features cameos from Feist and Leo Fitzpatrick.
Bringing in an interesting cast for her videos is nothing new for Lewis. In the video for "Just One of the Guys," she wrangled in Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson. As for the song itself, Lewis said she approached it in a slightly different manner, and got some help from a friend.
"I just went in to record one tune, 'She's Not Me,' which was a song I'd been working on in this Keith Richards-ish open tuning," she told Rolling Stone last year. "I couldn't finish it, so I decided to go over there and cut it with Ryan Adams. By the end of the day, we'd recorded 'She's Not Me' live, two takes. And I was like, 'Oh my god, Ryan is a badass producer. And a great guitar player.'"