Screen Gem: Jewel Shines in her Movie Debut

US Magazine
December, 1999

First-time actress Jewel was at a bit of a disadvantage while filming this month's Civil War drama "Ride With the Devil," in which she plays a Southern widow who finds love again. "Ang [Lee, the director] kept saying, 'Hit your mark,'" she says. "I didn't know what he meant. I thought it was some emotional thing. He finally explained that it was an actual mark on the ground. I was like, '*Ohhhh*.'" But co-stars Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich didn't hold it against the singer. They were too busy trying to stay on their horses, while Jewel, who practically grew up on a horse, was stuck riding a mule. "I can't show my face around my father now," she says.