Comedy fans who check out Kristen Wiig’s new movie “Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar” will be surprised to see a cameo by Reba McEntire. The singer turns up as Trish, the gal the two title characters seem to be obsessed about. She makes an appearance as a sea spirit who saves Barb and Star from drowning.
“I’m not advertised as being in the movie, it’s been this secret,” Reba tells “USA Today.” “But afterward my friends were texting me saying, ‘I knew you were going to be Trish.’ That was icing on the cake for me.”
Apparently Kristen and her co-star and co-writer Annie Mumolo personally reached out to Reba with a letter begging her to sign on for the role. And once she read the script she was glad to do it. “I just wanted to know where, when, and what am I going to wear?” she says. “I was so ready and excited to do it.”
And it sounds like she loved shooting the movie in Cancun. She notes, “Oh, my gosh, I had these hunky guys around me making sure I was safe. I loved every minute of it.”
Source: USA Today