Jennifer Love Hewitt Turns To Song For New Film

"I Still Know What You Did Last Summer" star Jennifer Love Hewitt will not only be acting in the upcoming teen scream picture, but she'll also be appearing on the soundtrack as well.

Hewitt's song, "How Do I Deal," will be the first single released from the album, which is due out on November 17. According to Hewitt, the idea of her contributing a track was that of the movie's producers, and the whole project, from recording the song to shooting the video, took only about two weeks.

While on the set of the video -- shot on Monday in Culver City, California -- Hewitt, told MTV News about how she actually started out as a singer, not as an actress.

"I've been singing since I was 6," Hewitt said, "and I've done three albums, and I always sort of wanted people to think of me as a singer [first], way before acting even came into play. But I love acting, too, so if I could do both, that'd be great.

I just hope that people like the song, and I hope that's it's fun [to listen to]. It was so much fun for me to record, and I enjoy listening to it, and the video's been a lot of fun to work on, so I just hope that people have a good time [with the song]." [28.8 RealVideo]

The video is being directed by Joseph Kahn, who also shot one previously for her fellow "I Still Know" actress Brandy, in her duet with Monica for the song, "The Boy Is Mine." As for the track itself, the single is expected to hit radio sometime next week, with the movie to follow on November 13. The rest of the soundtrack includes songs by Swirl 360, Orgy, Bijou Phillips, Grant Lee Buffalo, and others.