We don’t know if Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines is ready to make nice just yet – but she is ready to star in a feature film, reportedly.
People magazine states that Maines, one third of the Grammy Award-winning Texas trio, has just been cast to make her film acting debut in an indie flick set to begin shooting in September. It’s called Stealing Cars.
Fortunately, she can turn to her husband for advice on acting: she’s married to Heroes star, Adrian Pasdar.
“He’s a huge help and very supportive,” says Maines. “He has given me advice me on auditions in the past, but it still makes me nervous because I’m inexperienced when it comes to acting and he’s a professional.”
Nevertheless, Maines, who is known for her outspoken personality, is psyched to jump into this new medium: “I’m very excited. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve auditioned here and there, but we’ve always been busy with Dixie Chicks stuff, and with movies you have to be available.”
Last year, the singer starred with her bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robinson in the documentary Shut Up and Sing, which chronicled the fallout from a 2003 London concert, at the start of the war in Iraq, when Maines told the audience: “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.”
After seeing it, documentary filmmaker Michael Skolnik approached Maines for Stealing Cars.
“It’s my dream scenario to have a director who believes in me and thinks I can do it. It helps too that I relate to the story,” says Maines, who’s cast as a prison nurse.
We’re excited to see her in it. Meanwhile, in other news from stars close to the show, Heroes: Hayden Panettiere is still just 17. Sorry, guys.