Reba McEntire not only has a string of hits, a bookshelf full of awards, a clothing line, a restaurant, books and more, but she also has acting credits a mile long. Reba finds acting to be another kind of creative outlet and enjoys stepping into a role because she gets to be a different character.
“It’s another creative outlet – that’s why I love acting,” she says. “When I did ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ I got to sing, I got to act, but I also got to be another character. I wasn’t Reba McEntire, so that’s what I really enjoy doing – being outside my character.”
She is celebrating an anniversary on Friday (January 26th) of when she first took over in the title role of Broadway’s Annie Get Your Gun in 2001 at the Marquis Theater. She followed Bernadette Peters, Susan Lucci and Cheryl Ladd in the role, while Ethel Merman originated the role on Broadway in 1946. The Oklahoma native brought back nearly a 100% theater capacity in audience and captured the hearts of Broadway critics, as well.
Reba heads to Las Vegas to sing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl on February 11th and will return to The Voice for Season 25 on February 26th on NBC. She’ll be joined by fellow coaches John Legend, Chance the Rapper and Dan + Shay on NBC.
Reba McEntire (acting creative outlet) 2 OC: …outside my character. :15
“It’s another creative outlet – that’s why I love acting. When I did ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’ I got to sing, I got to act, but I also got to be another character. I wasn’t Reba McEntire, so that’s what I really enjoy doing – being outside my character.”