ewel stars as June Carter Cash in the bio-pic Ring of Fire, which premieres on Lifetime on Monday at 9 p.m.
The TV movie focuses on the highs and lows of June's long relationship with Johnny Cash -- played by Big Love's Matt Ross -- and shines a light on what she went through as the wife of an addict. Jewel tells us she faced a handful of big challenges playing the role, not the least of which was Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-winning portrayal of June in I Walk the Line.
You wouldn't think the Alaska native would have that much in common with June Carter Cash, who was born in Virginia into one of the great families of early country music. But Jewel says their youths had more similarities than you'd think -- though she wasn't really able to use them in the movie.
You can check out a trailer and extended preview for Ring of Fire at MyLifetime.com.