Dukes of Hazzard, The : Jessica Simpson speaks about Dukes of Hazzard

Will you be performing with Willie Nelson?

Jessica Simpson: That started out as a rumor and something I wanted to do and I didn't know if he wanted to do it but he asked me on-set the other day to sing with him. So, we're trying to find the best song to do, and we'll be recording that.

Did you work together on the theme song?

JS: No. He did that by himself. He doesn't want me on the theme song.

Did you find jumping into acting in films different from the TV show?

JS: You know I thought it was going to be a lot harder but I think just the atmosphere, the cast, Johnny and Sean, and the director, Jay, and everybody has really made me feel very comfortable. They're crazy anyway, so it's okay if I mess up and it's cool for your first movie to go in completely open to just fall on your face. That's the personality that they have and what makes them so good at what they do.

Why did you want this part?

JS: It was important for me to not go so far away from my persona and what people already knew me as and eventually I go there in acting but for my first role I just didn't want it to be too farfetched and I just thought it was an amazing character and I wasn't alive when Dukes of Hazzard was around (on TV), but I did see all the reruns and I'm from the South and the accent sort of came natural and it's something that as an all-American girl I wanted to keep.

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