Lavigne plays a possum in Over The Hedge who learns the ins and outs of playing dead from her dad, played by William Shatner.
The role marks Lavignes acting debut and Over The Hedge director Karey Kirkpatrick admits he picked the singer over other pop singers and actresses considered for the role because she was non-actory, very natural.
Kirkpatrick based his casting decision more on her interviews than her auditions and almost says her Canadian accent was a plus because she didnt play her characters frustration towards her father as harsh as a more experienced actress might.
Over The Hedge, which also features the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling and Eugene Levy opens in theaters May 19.
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