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Miranda’s Law & Order Role Was “Scary”

“I was nervous and so out of my comfort zone.”

Courtesy NBC

What’s it like to guest star on your favorite TV show? Miranda Lambert will find out when her episode of Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesday night (Feb. 8) on NBC.

The role, Miranda tells, is decidedly different for her. “I’m a rape victim and I’m a complete opposite of my personality,” she says. “I’m very plain and very subdued—we all know that I’m opposite of that—so it was the greatest experience."

But just because it was a great experience doesn't mean she was comfortable. "I felt [more] uncomfortable than I’ve felt in my life. I was so nervous and so out of my comfort zone," she says, before adding, "It was good for me because you get complacent, you get comfortable. With music I know what I’m doing, I’ve got it down. Acting is something I’ve never done before, so the first second I had to walk in front of that camera with these experienced actors around me, it was so scary."

To her credit, Miranda didn't fall into the trap that a number of country artists do when they make their acting debut: playing themselves on screen. "I didn’t want to play myself, that’s not acting," Miranda explains, "it's just being yourself."

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