Juliette Lewis credits the constant rejection she faced in her Hollywood career with giving her the strength to cope with the pitfalls of the music industry.

The actress-turned-singer remains unfazed by the hardships associated with her reincarnation as lead singer of JULIETTE AND THE LICKS - as she views it as a necessary evil to pursuing her true passion.

Lewis, 32, says, "The irony is, that the movie business has set me up real nice for what to expect in music, because I know about rejection, judgment, long hours - all these things you need to accept if you're serious about doing music."