Friday, May 11, 2012

Zooey Deschanel To Play Loretta Lynn On Broadway


Back in 1979, Loretta Lynn brought Sissy Spacek up on stage at the Grand Ole Opry and announced to the crowd that Sissy would be playing Loretta in the movie version of her life. Last night, Loretta brought Zooey Deschanel up on stage at the Grand Ole Opry and announced that Zooey would be playing Loretta in the Broadway version of Loretta's life. You kind of get the feeling that Loretta could probably still do a great job of playing herself in either one of those mediums. Coal Miner's Daughter is headed to Broadway.

16 comments:

AKM said...

I like this idea.

Ms Cool said...

I love Loretta Lynn and Zooey.

lazyday603 said...

Broadway and country music? Strange bedfellows indeed. They need to open this in Branson, MO rather than in Manhattan.

Vicki Cupper said...

I love Loretta Lynn! Coal Miner's Daughter is one of my absolute favorite movies.

chopchop said...

ZOMG this is fake Enty he didn't say "The Zooey"!!!!!!11

Tempestuous Grape said...

I read this earlier this morning and I love the idea!

DianaofThemyscira said...

Zooey's kind of one note. Not sure if I see her pulling this off. To quote my boyfriend "maybe she'll finally try acting for once." (he can't stand her)

ghost said...

I think Zooey is fun and adorable, and she's a decent enough actress... but her singing voice makes me cringe.

Frufra said...

Love Loretta Lynn. Read Coal Miner's Daughter - it's a fantastic book.

RenoBlondee said...

LOVE this!

Cancan said...

Not much for the Zooey, but I'll go see this.

RJ said...

I love both Loretta and Zooey. Zooey has the right kind of singing voice for this part. Good choice. I don't understand why people don't like Zooey. I think she's great. She's just being herself. What's wrong with that? I get that she's kind of female hipster and that hipsters can be annoying, but I don't think that Zooey has the "I'm better than you" condescending attitude that true hipsters have.

nunaurbiz said...

I have had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Miss Loretta and she is a National Treasure.

@lazyday: You need to get out more.

disenchanted said...

Oh, love Coal Miner's Daughter. Sissy Spacek was so great in that.

I won't see this show anyway so whatever, but the only time I've ever heard Zooey sing was in that cotton commercial and she was dreadful.

Lori said...

people dont like zooey specifically because she ISNT being herself...she reeks of try.

Hmax17 said...

I am so so so so tired of Zooey...."Shes so quirky and cute! Shes so unique and different! Shes the hot, nerdy chick!" NO NERDY CHICK IS LIKE HER!!!! Shes such a poser...Nerdy chicks are WAY more like Felicia Day than that stupid hipster Zooey....