Elle King Reveals She Was Considered For Role In ‘Monarch,’ Admits “I’m Not A Very Good Actress”

Elle King recently revealed that she auditioned for FOX’s country music drama series, Monarch. In a November 18 conversation with Taste of Country Nights, King said she auditioned for the role of Gigi Taylor-Roman, the daughter of country music power…

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Christine Sellers is a full-time fact-check reporter who also enjoys writing about music. She graduated from college in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Journalism minor. When Christine isn’t fact-checking current events or writing articles about her favorite artists, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog, and writing for pleasure.

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Elle King recently revealed that she auditioned for FOX’s country music drama series, Monarch.

In a November 18 conversation with Taste of Country Nights, King said she auditioned for the role of Gigi Taylor-Roman, the daughter of country music power couple, Albie Roman (played by Trace Adkins) and Dottie Cantrell Roman (played by Susan Sarandon). And although King ultimately lost the role of Gigi to actress/singer Beth Ditto, King says there are no hard feelings.

“Yeah, we talked about it, and she got the part,” King shared. “She’s a better actress than me. I’m not a very good actress.”

For Ditto, the feelings were mutual.

“That would have been incredible,” Ditto said. “And [Elle King is] in the business, so she probably knows what she’s doing. But I think she was having a baby. I really get lucky when other people aren’t.”

Hearing Ditto’s praise of her, King couldn’t help but respond. “That’s cool! She’s super rock ‘n’ roll,” King said.

King’s audition for Monarch may not have worked out, but she does have another project to be excited about. King will release her first true country album, titled, Come Get Your Wife on Jan. 27.

The project is co-produced by King and Ross Copperman and will feature 12 songs. In an Instagram post announcing the project, King shared the album’s title is derived from personal experience.

“Remember that one time I was beating some a–hole at a game and he yelled, ‘Come get your wife!’ to my partner!?!? And I’m not even married! Lol. Thanks for the album title, babe,” King wrote of the title’s meaning in the caption.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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In addition, while Come Get Your Wife is King’s first true country album, the project will be influenced by all genres of music.

“Each track comes from influences of all genres, and I now know country music is where I belong. Pre-order will be available on 10/21,” she continued, adding a kissy face emoji.

The album will also include King’s successful collaborations with Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Gome Home)” and “Worth A Shot,” respectively.

Ahead of her album’s January release, King shared a song from the project called, “Try Jesus” back in October. King wrote the track with Geoffrey Warburton, Casey Cathleen Smith, Ashley Gorley and Ben Johnson about searching for a more fulfilling relationship after being let down by the men in her life.

Describing the song in an Instagram post, King said it’s a nod to her upbringing, in particular, her grandmother.

“A lot of you might be thinking, Hmm why is Elle putting out a song called ‘Try Jesus’? That’s a fair question. I grew up with a very religious grandmother. Pentecostal, speaking in tongues. I know a thing or two about the Bible. At least enough to know that I do lots of stuff my sweet Mamaw is up there cringing in Heaven [about],” King explained.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Accompanying the track is a hilarious music video that finds King in a variety of awkward situations.

And while fans will have to wait a little longer for King’s new album to drop, they can get excited about her 2023 headlining A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour, which features stops in 30 cities, with more dates to be announced. The tour kicks off on Feb. 14 in New Orleans, Louisiana at The Fillmore with support from The Red Clay Strays.

Fans who want to see King on tour can purchase tickets HERE.

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Christine Sellers is a full-time fact-check reporter who also enjoys writing about music. She graduated from college in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Journalism minor. When Christine isn’t fact-checking current events or writing articles about her favorite artists, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog, and writing for pleasure.

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