Alia Shawkat may be best known as Maeby Fünke from the cult TV showArrested Development, but the California native has been transitioning to the big screen with roles in Drew Barrymore’s Whip It and Whit Stillman’sDamsels in Distress. This month, Shawkat inches even closer to the center of the action with two starring roles. One is as a sex addict opposite Anne Heche in the biting comedy,That’s What She Said. In The Oranges,out October 5, she plays Vanessa Walling, a moody New Jersey suburbanite whose father is seduced by her best friend, played with Lolita-like charm by Leighton Meester. This is, obviously, not easy for Vanessa to process, and here Shawkat channels her character to share some of her favorite songs about jealousy, gossip, and being blindsided by love.
‘The Oranges’ Star Alia Shawkat Curates a List of Songs to Stew By