February 19, 2021
Reba McEntire shared a behind-the-scenes look at her new role in the Kirsten Wiig movie "Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar."
Reba McEntire shared phones that gave a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her character from the movie "Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar" on her Instagram.
The country singer shared a collection of 7 photos from behind-the-scenes on set. One of the photos showed McEntire in the make-up chair being transformed into her character Trish.
Trish is a water spirit who saves Kirsten Wiig and Annie Mumolo from drowning. Another photo from her post showed a close-up of her gorgeous glittery eye make-up.
Her scenes as Trish take place in the sea. McEntire shared a few photos of herself and the filming crew in the water, getting a few shots. She captioned the photos:
"A little behind the scenes of becoming Trish! ??♀️? ? #BarbAndStar #VistaDelMar #barbandstargotovistadelmar #Trish #WaterSpirit #FunLoving."
In the photos, McEntire's curly red hair stayed absolutely perfect and dry. A big thanks can go to the film's styling team as she looked absolutely amazing.
McEntire had kept her cameo in the movie quiet, although a few of her friends thought she would be playing the water spirit, Trish.
For her character, McEntire wore a gorgeous shimmery blue dress along with a white seashell necklace.
The creators, producers, and writers, Wiig and Mumolo, had been adamant for McEntire to play the role of the water spirit. They even wrote a letter to the singer.
Luckily McEntire had found the script hilarious and signed on. The director Josh Greenbaum had shared with USA Today that only McEntire could play the role as he said:
If you’re about to die underwater, and some sea spirit is about to save you, it would be Reba McEntire. There's some casting that just clicks. Reba is not only 100% authentic."
McEntire shared that there was only one problem with the script. It had called for her to dive and swim, and she does not know how to dive. Luckily they edited that part out for her.
For her character, McEntire wore a gorgeous shimmery blue dress along with a white seashell necklace. CGI was used to add more shimmer and a pair of turtles on her shoulders.
She signed with Nashville's Mercury / PolyGram Records on Nov. 11, 1975. She released her first self-titled album in 1977 and went on to have a few singles in the Top 100.