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Catch Alicia Witt in Action

This Artistic Ginga Ninja Had Irrestible, Gradual Love Affair with Nashville

As fans salivate for the upcoming seventh-and-final season of Orange Is the New Black, cast members teased on social media about a musical treat received from singer, indie-pop songwriter and TV veteran Alicia Witt. All with good reason—Alicia (from ABC’s Nashville series, The Walking DeadTwin Peaks and child actress in 1984 sci-fi action Dune) was cast in OITNB as a character named Zelda.

Alicia says Zelda is a powerful, professional fundraiser and is one of the most robust, complex characters she’s ever played.

“Zelda has utmost confidence and is persuasive but is super warm and genuine at the same time,” she explains, noting that inhabiting that character taught her so much that when facing real-life issues, she often still wonders what Zelda would do.

Alicia divulges being a female musician and actress is wonderfully empowering and gratifying, knowing authentic connections with individuals are made at those moments, no matter what's happening in the world. Two of her musical role models are Elton John and Sara Bareilles.

“Performing at the Grand Ole Opry was one of the greatest thrills of my life. You can feel the energies from all the previous artists. There’s something about the Opry that makes you feel thoroughly supported and lifted up,” Alicia recalls.

She enjoys writing songs and co-writing sessions in the Music City at least four times a year.

Alicia is also mother to Ernest, a rescued beagle and miniature pinscher mix dog, who shares her whirlwind world. As an easy-going, adaptable pup, Ernest lights up any filming set he’s on, she says.

AliciaWittMusic.com

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