Katy Perry on ‘Raising Hope’: First Pic!

Katy Perry‘s highly anticipated guest-starring turn on Raising Hope is finally upon us, and today the pop superstar herself gave us a peek at what we can expect.

In the episode, Perry plays a redheaded prison guard named Rikki, and she tweeted an in-character photo (scroll down to view it) to her real-life BFF, Shannon Woodward, who just so happens to be one of the stars of the Fox sitcom. It came with a message: “I hope I don’t get type-cast.”

She also issued a statement on the role: “Shannon Woodward is my best friend. A couple weeks ago, I was home, just toasting up a frozen chicken fillet when she called me up and asked if I wanted to do something ‘fun’ for a change and try out a guest role on her TV show. I thought, ‘Sure, I have nothing else to do, and I like chillin’ with my best friend.’”

The episode airs March 6, but is far from Perry’s first acting gig: Last year alone she guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother, hosted Saturday Night Live and lent her (acting) voice to The Smurfs. Check out the pic below!