Watch Jennifer Nettles In the Trailer For The New Harriet Tubman Biopic
Jennifer Nettles may be best known as one half of the country music duo Sugarland, but her talents extend far…
Jennifer Nettles; Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT
Jennifer Nettles may be best known as one half of the country music duo Sugarland, but her talents extend far beyond the musical stage. The “Stay” singer is set to play a role in the upcoming movie, Harriet, scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 1.
Nettles took to social media on Tuesday (July 23), to share the trailer for the forthcoming biopic, which takes viewers through the life of Harriet Tubman – an American freedom fighter who escaped slavery and helped rescue other enslaved people through the Underground Railroad.
“It’s here!! It’s here!! It’s finally here!!! I couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you more about this beautiful film in which I was so blessed to get to join!” Jennifer Nettles wrote, alongside the movie preview, which features a riveting scene, where Tubman, played by Tony Award-winning actress, Cynthia Erivo, escapes from slavery.
As for Nettles, she is featured briefly at the 2:05 minute mark, appearing quite evil. She yells out the words: “Find this thief and burn her at the stake,” while leading a group out on a search for Tubman. Along with Nettles, and Erivo, the Kasi Lemmons-directed project also stars supporting actors, Janelle Monáe, Clarke Peters, Vanessa Bel Calloway, Vondi Curtis-Hall and Leslie Odom Jr., among others.
This, of course, isn’t Jennifer Nettles’ first appearance in a major movie. She was previously cast as Dolly Parton’s mother, Avie Lee Parton, in the movies for Coat of Many Colors and Christmas of Many Colors. Prior to that, in 2015, she made her Broadway debut, as Roxie Hart in Chicago.
Watch the trailer for Harriet in the clip above.
Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.