Whitney Pastorek
April 11, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The ex-Saturday Night Live star — famous for her stuffy Martha Stewart — lets loose as Mae Coleman in the movie musical Reefer Madness, a blood-soaked cautionary tale that she calls ”Roger Corman and Mel Brooks and Andrew Lloyd Webber meeting in one big hell party.” Sure, kids, drugs are bad — but her performance is revelatory. Here are three things we (and you?) didn’t know the 38-year-old star could do.

She sings. . .for real
”I was a voice major for a year, but I lost my way through the sordid life of a comedian.” (Next up: She heads to Chicago to play Elphaba in Wicked.)

She vamps it up
”It’s fun to play slutty people. Everybody thinks I’m 50 from SNL, ’cause I played so many old ladies.”

She swings a mean hoe
”I had to rehearse, constantly, with that friggin’ bow stick. I don’t think that I’ve ever worked so hard in my life. Whacking myself in the head and face.”

<monthly music supplement. Recent issues of LTT have featured stories on Bob Marley and Green Day, and CD recommendations from Jack Johnson.

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