“My character’s name is Zoey Brant. She’s incarcerated for beating up her drug dealer, or whatever implied relationship she had with him,” says Bowersox. “She’s in work-release program at a horse therapy facility and there’s some kind of accident. She comes into question, but I can’t tell you whether she’s guilty or not. But it was a lot of fun.”
We had no idea Crystal would be playing such a hardened character, so we wondered if it was a huge stretch for her, but Crystal tells us she has some things in common with Zoey.
“Zoey’s a bad-a** chick. She’s made a few mistakes. She’s a young mother as well,” says Crystal. “I’m a bad-a** at heart, but I would never do those things because I’m a mom. But Zoey is incarcerated, she can’t see her daughter, it stresses her relationship with her mom. There were lots of aspects of Zoey’s character I could empathize with and relate to, so it was a good role.”
We can’t wait to see her acting debut, which Crystal says is something she’s always wanted to try. But don’t worry – Crystal isn’t abandoning her music to be the next big TV star.
“It’s more of a branch off a tree,” says Bowersox. “I went to a performing arts high school, but I focused mostly on music, but drama is something I’ve always wanted to do. I just never actively pursued it.”
“I’ve got a list of material for the next album and I’ll be recording over the wintertime,” Crystal continues. “I’m hoping for a spring, maybe summer release.”
Crystal’s episode of “Body of Proof” airs Tuesday night (Oct. 25) at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the preview clip above and don’t forget to tune in.