WIVES' TALES

Faith Hill gives it her all in her movie debut in 'The Stepford Wives' - and earns Hollywood's respect in the process.

It was a trial by fire. Faith Hill had landed her first role in a major motion picture, Hollywood's big-ticket remake of a '70s cult classic, The Stepford Wives. It was the first week of rehearsals and she was about to read the script out loud, from top to bottom, while seated around a big table with the entire cast, which included such movie-star heavyweights as Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken and Bette Midler.

But there was one little problem. Faith's big scene was ... ahem ... of a delicate nature. The script called for her to sound like she was making love.

"This was the first day I'd met Glenn Close, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken and Matthew Broderick," notes Faith. "To be sitting there at the table with all of these amazing actors and the producers and the director ... all I could think about was, 'Oh my gosh. I'm gonna have to do this, sitting down ... in a chair ... at this table.'

"It was like an out-of-body experience," she recalls. "I'll never forget it. As we were getting closer to that moment where I had to read, I felt the blood start at my toenails and just go up my legs. I felt it when it got to my ears. My ears were probably the reddest I can imagine. The blood rushed right up to my head and - bam! - it was my turn to read this part.

To read more about Faith's experience, pick up this week's issue of Country Weekly magazine!

-- Story by Wendy Newcomer

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