Reba McEntire announced she is returning to the hit CBS show Young Sheldon. The country music legend let fans know in an Instagram post that she’ll reprise her role as June in Thursday’s episode.
McEntire’s return isn’t exactly a surprise. A few weeks ago, a makeup artist on Young Sheldon shared a photo of him putting on McEntire’s makeup for the shoot. She also teased June’s return following that post.
McEntire’s boyfriend Rex Linn also appears on the show as Principal Tom Petersen. However, that’s not where they met. The couple first met on the set of Kenny Roger’s 1991 television movie The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw. Though she was married at the time.
They reconnected early last year and began dating soon thereafter. The couple has been sharing adorable social media posts about their time together, including a recent date at the movies. Their first, since they began dating during the coronavirus quarantine.
Reba McEntire Has a Big Year Ahead in Film, TV
Expect to see a lot more of Reba McEntire this year. Along with her role in “Young Sheldon,” she will star in a reboot of the 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes. Norman Lear is executive producing a modernized TV version of the Fannie Flag novel. McEntire, also a producer on the NBC show, will play Idgie Threadgoode. Mary Stuart Masterson portrayed that character in the movie.
“When present-day Idgie Threadgoode (McEntire) returns to Whistle Stop after a decade away, she must wrestle with a changed town, estranged daughter, faltering cafe, and life-changing secret,” Variety reported.
McEntire also recently appeared in the new Kristen Wiig comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Though producers kept her role under wraps until the movie was released.
“I’m not advertised as being in the movie, it’s been this secret,” McEntire told USA Today. “But afterward my friends were texting me saying, ‘I knew you were going to be Trish.’ That was icing on the cake for me.” She joked, “I know you’re going to be surprised, but this is the first time I’ve ever played a sea spirit.”
McEntire became one of the biggest music acts in the world in the 1990s. She continues to release new music. Aside from her singing career, she also conquered television with her sitcom Reba, which she had for six seasons.