Jake Owen is showing off his acting skills in a new teaser for the upcoming film, Our Friend.
The movie, filmed in Fairhope Alabama, is based on a true story about a husband who gets the help of his best friend to care for his terminally ill wife. The film stars Academy Award winner, Casey Affleck as Matthew, Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson as Nicole, and How I Met Your Mother's Jason Segal as Faucheux, with Owen playing Aaron, a friend of Teagues and Faucheaux.
The country star turned to Instagram on Friday (January 8), to share a clip of his scene, in which he is at the Teagues' house for a dinner party. He shared that he ran into Faucheux while in New Orleans for a conference, before poking fun at his job, small apartment, and how he used to get emotional in college after a few shots.
"I’ve never been in a 'movie' before so I won’t lie.. sitting down in front of Dakota Johnson, Jason Segel, and Casey Affleck and acting like I knew what I was doing, was a bit of a challenge," Owen wrote in the caption. "I’ve always loved a good challenge."
In 2019 when the movie was filmed, Owen told People that he had "always been intrigued by challenging myself to do things that I'm not necessarily comfortable with."
"No one hired me for this because they saw me act in a film before," he added. "I think they're putting faith in me that I can do this, and that gives me some energy."
Check out Owen's acting debut in the sneak peek video for Our Friend below!
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