ABC/Randy Holmes Get ready to see a side of Jennifer Nettles you’ve never seen before.
The Sugarland front woman continues her acting career on the big screen later this year, in the new film Harriet, which is based on the life of Harriet Tubman. The legendary activist and abolitionist traveled one hundred miles to escape slavery — all by herself — before risking her life to free hundreds more via the so-called “Underground Railroad” network.
“It’s here!!! It’s here!! It’s finally here!!!” Jennifer shared on her socials, along with the movie’s first trailer.
“I am so thrilled to have been a part of this amazing movie!!!” she added, giving a shout-out to her co-star who plays the title role. “Cynthia Erivo is masterful!!”
But judging from her sole appearance in the trailer, Jennifer’s role may not be a sympathetic one: “Find this thief and burn her at the stake!” her character demands.
Leslie Odom, Jr. and Janelle Monae star in the November 1 film as well.
Previously, Jennifer played Dolly Parton’s mother, a central figure in the two Coat of Many Colors movies on NBC.
This summer, she’s been playing a string of Sugarland dates with musical partner Kristian Bush, after releasing her latest EP, I Can Do Hard Things, in June.
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