Country music legend Loretta Lynn will be bringing her life story to New York City. She’s picked actress Zooey Deschanel to play her in a Broadway production based on Loretta’s life. During a performance at the Grand Ole Opry Thursday night, Loretta unveiled plans for a musical “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and invited Zoey on-stage to sing a tune. Zoey referred to Loretta as her “hero” during her Opry appearance.
“I have a friend here tonight. I don’t know if ya’ll remember when Sissy Spacek was with me. I brought her out here with me. She about fainted. We both fainted. She went on to do the Coal Miner’s Daughter, and you know from there. Well, there’s a little 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 Coal Miner’s Daughter?”
Zoey is currently the star of Fox’s “New Girl” series. The television actress is a GRAMMY and Golden Globe nominated actress.