Alicia Witt is busy these days.
Not only does she have a new album out, “The Conduit” but her new book, “Small Changes: A Rules-Free Guide to Add More Plant-Based Foods, Peace, and Power to Your Life” both debuted within days of each other.
“I’ve always enjoyed talking to people about the myriad of little tips I’ve learned over the years through my travels and talking to people in small towns throughout the US,” Witt told CNN in a recent interview. “I want to help reach people, in particular, who have no intention of ever being vegan or even changing the lifestyle that they have all that drastically.”
Witt rose to fame in 1984’s “Dune” and went on to star in films like “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” and “Two Weeks Notice.”
But she’s also a musician and about to hit the road to go on tour.
“I don’t even have words for how much I am looking forward to being on a stage with my incredible Nashville band and playing for actual people in the audience that I can see and hear,” Witt said. “I am probably going to burst into tears at the fact that they’re actually out there listening, applauding, hopefully.”
Adding when it comes to music, “I can’t imagine my life without that form of communication, now it is a way that I feel I can connect to other human beings that is so different from playing characters or even having a conversation. I’m immensely grateful that people seem to be able to connect in that way.”