Reba McEntire has just the right actress in mind to play her.
Sitting down with ET Canada’s Morgan Hoffman for a One-on-One interview at The New York EDITION hotel, the country icon revealed who she would want to play her in a biopic.
“So we just went to see the new play, Shucked. And the lead girl, the lead singer, I don’t know her name, but she would be it.”
Actress Caroline Innerbichler plays the lead character, Maizy, in the play, which opened on Broadway in March.
The show, which is nominated for nine Tony Awards this year, including Best Musical, is about a woman from a rural community in the American Midwest, who travels to Florida to find help when her corn crop is blighted.
Asked why Innerbichler would be her pick for a biographical movie, McEntire said, “Going to think she was cute? She just reminded myself.”
She added, “And I thought she did a great job on the show. And I was just sitting here thinking, ‘You know, people ask me that every once in a while, and I’m going to name her.”
Until the Reba biopic gets made, though, fans will be able to buy her upcoming lifestyle book, Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots, out October 10.
The book is set to be released with an accompanying album, NOT THAT FANCY.
Tune into “One-on-One with Reba McEntire” airing Friday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Global, and streaming live and on demand on STACKTV and the Global TV App. See more from the special in the clip below.
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