American actress, musician and singer-songwriter Zooey Deschanel is set to play Loretta Lynn on Broadway. The ‘Mumford’ actress has been signed by Lynn for the lead role for the new musical stage show based on the country star’s life story.
The eighty year old herself has been working on a Broadway and now she had made the announcement by bringing the actress/singer on stage with her during a concert in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday night May 10, 2012.
Lynn told the audience at the Ryman Auditorium,
”Well, there’s a girl back stage that’s going to do the play of Coal Miner’s Daughter on Broadway… Zooey, where you at honey? Are you going to help me sing (hit song) Coal Miner’s Daughter?”
Deschanel then said,
“I’m going to help you sing. This is a great honour for me. This is my hero,” before duetting with Lynn.
A statement posted on the Broadway show’s website reads,
“Country music legend Loretta Lynn… has chosen Grammy and Golden Globe nominated actress… Zooey Deschanel to portray her in an upcoming Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Coal Miner’s Daughter.”