Jenny Lewis' New Video References Everything from Troop Beverly Hills to Golden Girls
Lewis spoofs the entirety of her career as a child actor with the video
Jenny Lewis successfully transitioned from child star of Jell-O commercials and Troop Beverly Hills to indie musician, and she’s pretty at ease with her past, telling PEOPLE in 2014 that she’s “thrilled that I was a part of something that has endured the test of time.” (She was talking about the movie, not the Jell-O commercial.)
Thrilled enough to combine her past and present in her new video for “She’s Not Me,” the second single off last year’s The Voyager. Much like her video for “Just One of the Guys,” the album’s first single, it’s a playful, winking clip, only this time, Lewis, who directed the clip, is poking fun at herself. (And yes, she’s still wearing that amazing pantsuit.)
“The video is about former identities and incarnations of one’s self. It’s a super meta retrospective on my career,” Lewis told Buzzfeed, and sure enough, the video spoofs scenes from everything’s Lewis had a role in, from Troop Beverly Hills, to The Golden Girls, The Wizard and Pleasantville.