Jeremy Piven Wants to Go Country?
Music City is rubbing off on Jeremy Piven. The 'Entourage' actor is in Nashville this week for the premiere of his latest movie, 'The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard,' produced by Will Ferrell's company. And while Jeremy's acting career is thriving, he admits being in the country music capital is giving him some new dreams.
"I would consider a career in country music," he told Nashville's Tennessean newspaper, "but the only variable is that I cannot sing, so it could pose a problem. I could act in a Brad Paisley video or the Pickler gal, but in terms of just performing, it would be a problem."
James Otto also attended the premiere and admits he was quite starstruck. He'd also be happy to help Jeremy out with his country music dreams -- they could just trade careers for a day.
"I'm always a big fan of Will Ferrell movies and I'm a big Jeremy Piven fan," Otto gushes. "'Entourage' is my favorite show on TV ... If I could get a walk-on role on 'Entourage,' even like an extra, that would be the coolest thing ever."
James even has his own role planned out, one that is perfect for his 6'6" frame. "Maybe I would knock [Jeremy's character] Ari out, because he needs it sometimes," he laughed.
Jeremy channeled his inner Ari and fulfilled his country dreams Monday night after the movie premiere, as he hit Nashville's lower Broadway with an 'entourage' that included country duo Halfway to Hazard and Jaron Lowenstein of the pop duo Evan and Jaron. The four took the stage at the famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, where they jammed to ZZ Top's 'Tush,' Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition' and the Eagles' 'Take It Easy.'