Coyote Ugly will always be an institution and a movie that defined hopes and dreams for many people. We all had dreams (still do) and Coyote Ugly was a movie that taught us all about dreams coming true.
LeAnn Rimes was a big part of Coyote Ugly and her music for the soundtrack was on repeat for a long time.
The singer/actress talked with ET about how Coyote Ugly changed her and sexualized her.
“I was 17. I was…this little sweet innocent girl and then…I walk on set and they hand me these chicken cutlets to put in my bra and they’re like, ‘Push ‘em up’… That was my introduction into sexuality and being sexualized as a woman,” she said.
“It was interesting. It was quite a shock to the system. I was a kid looking at these women going, ‘I’ll just do what she’s doing.’ Nothing was really embodied,” she continued when talking about her time on set.
“I was trying to be this sexy singer performing on a bar, and that was so opposite of me. I was really acting at the time ’cause I was still figuring all that out about myself. Now it’s a different story. Now, if you put me on a bar, it’s a different story…now with all of my music, there’s so much more of an embodied experience since I’ve lived these songs. I’m 38 now and it comes from a completely different place…I draw from my own life experiences,” she explained.
Its been 20 years since Coyote Ugly and we loved the movie. We really would love a reboot or a sequel. How about you?