Country music and movies have a long history of fitting together quite nicely. From Nashville to Coal Miner's Daughter, The Coen Brothers' 2000 crime comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? to last year's Only The Brave, it's a genre of music that has a way conveying story and drama more than many others. In fact, CinemaBlend recently sat down with Jessica Rothe and Alex Roe to talk about Forever My Girl, in which country music plays a critical narrative role, and Rothe noted that she secretly loves country music due to its flair for the dramatic. The Happy Death Day star explained:
That more or less cuts to the point of our question. Country has its fair share of die-hard fans out there in the music world, but it also has a fair share of detractors because of its status as a genre that places a sharp emphasis on storytelling and melodrama. Those qualities can sometimes make it easy for ridicule (something that Jessica Rothe experienced in her own life), but she has maintained a covert love for it since middle school.
Following Jessica Rothe's answer, Alex Roe took the baton and offered up a slightly different viewpoint -- one which reflected his reduced exposure to country music growing up in England, as well as how he learned to love country music as he became more invested in his role as Liam Page. Roe explained:
Check out a clip from our interview with Jessica Rothe and Alex Roe below to hear what each of them specifically had to say about their relationships with country music.
Forever My Girl is now in theaters. If you want more information about the film, make sure to take a look at our in-depth review, and while you're at it, hop over to our 2018 movie premiere guide to see what else is debuting on the silver screen this year!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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