Alanis Morissette: Fame "Amplified" My Insecurities

Season 1 Episode 106
Aired on 03/29/2015 | CC
In 1995, Alanis Morissette's U.S. debut album, Jagged Little Pill, sold more than 33 million copies worldwide and catapulted her to international fame. Before becoming a celebrity, Alanis had thought that fame would improve her life. "Fame will have you be completely blissed out and peaceful and happy and connected and connected to God and connected to everything," she says, recalling how she felt at that time.

The reality, Alanis says, turned out to be much different. "I was still left with anxiety and depression and humanity and yearning and fear and disconnection, and my relationships were still in slight shambles, and I realized that not much had changed. If it had changed, it really just amplified what was already there. So if there were insecurities, it just blasted them out of the water."

In the video above, Alanis reflects on life in the spotlight and why she believes her music is more healing for others than for herself.

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