Review: Outlaw country star gets the respect she deserves in ‘The Return of Tanya Tucker’
Outlaw country star gets the respect she deserves in ‘The Return of Tanya Tucker’
Outlaw country star Tanya Tucker and her husband, actor/television director Ron Howard, have been married almost five decades and have two daughters together. Now, in the latest film from Howard and his production company Blue Sky Studios, they share their story, from the moment she was abandoned on a Mississippi riverboat to where she is today.
Tanya, of the Ron Howard-helmed family pic The Descendants, will play an aging country legend in this story of redemption and redemption. The Outlaw star’s role in the film is a love interest for Tony Hawk — an action hero who is also the lead character — who, as the Outlaw himself, is an expert trickster who always brings his opponents to his knees.
“The thing about Tony is he’s so good-looking, such a pretty, good-mannered guy — it’s weird to watch him being all that and still be able to move as well as he does, and I think he’s very tough,” says Tucker, who says she’s been working with director Howard for two years, and has been told he’s a pro at casting people.
“I got the opportunity to work with him on The Descendants. He’s just an amazing storyteller, and his movies are really what I’ve been looking for. What he does is such an interesting form of theater — it’s like what you do on stage. I get a chance to kind of get inside somebody’s head and feel like I’m kind of a fly on the wall. He is quite the storyteller, and he gets into you, he gets inside your head and he gives you a really cool story.”
Tanya, 52, and Howard met in the 1980s at the Los Angeles office of Howard