Raise your hand if you recognize this face! Yes, that is Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage, the group that scored some hits in the '90s, including "I'm Only Happy When it Rains." There is intriguing news today that she is joining the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles when it returns for a second season on Fox.
Manson will be a regular as "Catherine Weaver, the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company."
Last I heard, Manson had been looking to record a solo album but I don't think it's finished yet. Or rather, Wikipedia says it was supposed to release two days ago and it didn't. I wonder if that's still in the works or if she'll put it on hold to focus on acting. She is one of the coolest rocker women from that grunge era of yore and I'm excited to see what she can bring to the small screen.
So what do you think? Is this the weirdest casting news you've heard in awhile? Or totally perfect career progression for a rock star from the '90s?