New Lifetime movie tells story of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn

Actresses Megan Hilty and Jessie Mueller open up about their roles as the country music legends in "Patsy and Loretta."
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of Broadway's biggest stars, Megan Hilty known of course for her performance in "Wicked" and Mueller mu, the Tony award winning actress from "Beautiful," the Carole king musical, among many other things. These two are starring as country music legends, Loretta Lynn and Patsy cline in "Patsy & Loretta." What fun that must have been, ladies. No pressure. Like no pressure to play legends and icon, not at all. Megan, what was that like because Broadway is filled with pressure. But to sing for someone as legendary as Patsy cline, to become her? Oh, it was terrifying. I mean, it's thrilling too. I jumped at the opportunity because the script is so great. Yes, it's about two iconic women and everybody knows the story about Patsy cline and about Loretta Lynn but not a lot of people know that they were really good friends and really supported and loved each other. Jessie, let me ask you about your experience playing Loretta. You summed it up right there. You have this idea and I think many of us do and this understanding of who she is and the culture of country music and the history of that wonderful entity and then but then you get to step inside of it and it really is this amazing story about a friendship between two women and how they really leaned on each other and Loretta learned so much from Patsy, she ushered her along. I love that. And helped her along in her career and said, let me help Instead of being threatened. That's how you do it. Amen to that. Let's take a look. Just a girl from there. I go out looking like a glam other puss, they're going to hate me. Well, who sold you that? Nobody. I -- I don't know. All right. People like you because you're good. All this, this just means you take the job serious and it is a job. That was you. Was it fun doing a southern accent? It was fun. It was super helpful to be in Nashville to film it too because we're surrounded by people naturally speaking with that accent so it's -- Kind of steeped in it. It's a really special town. It really is. Do you have a favorite Loretta song now? Oh, gosh. There's one that I just love called "Whisperg sea." One of the earlier ones she wrote not featured in the film but it captures the simplicity of -- and the eloquence of her writing and her lyric writing and the poetry there. So, that's one of my fave. So exciting. We just learned that Loretta Lynn will actually -- did I just say Loretta Lynn, I did, okay. I said -- she will actually be at the premiere. In Nashville. We just found that out. We haven't met her yet so we're -- I mean we're doing this. We're experiencing what you're seeing right now. We're like, okay. Two Broadway icons also supporting each other, great friends now doing this in this role. It's been so nice talking to you behind the scenes about it. I'm really looking forward. I love stories about women helping women and I mean you said so juicy to play these roles so looking forward to it. Guy, you can all see "Patsy & Loretta," it premieres October 19th, 8:00 P.M. On lifetime. Such a jai having you both on

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