Jewel 'fixes' teeth for June Carter Cash Lifetime movie (Photo, poll)
There's something different about Jewel.
The 38-year-old blonde-haired, brown-eyed singer and actress recently posted a photo of herself with straight teeth after years of showcasing a crooked smile (pictured above). She also sports blue eye contacts and brown hair and says she changed her look for her role as singer June Carner Cash, wife of Johnny Cash, in an upcoming Lifetime Television biopic.
"Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth #ringoffire," she Tweeted on Tuesday, June 5.
The singer did not have her teeth fixed permanently and will revert back to her former look after she is finished filming "The June Carter Cash Story" at the end of the month, her spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Wednesday. The movie is set to premiere later this year.
Jewel's teeth have appeared to have undergone more subtle cosmetic changes over the past few years. The singer has poked fun at her crooked smile in the past, such as during a 2009 segment taped for the ABC show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!." (Pictured above)
"People are always asking me, why don't I get my teeth fixed," she says. "Well, I'm proud of my flaws and you should be too. Not only do I think my horrible snaggletooth is uniquely beautiful, it also comes in handy."
Jewel is then seen using her teeth to open a beer bottle, a can of soup and a bicycle lock and function as a "Jaws of Life" to rip a car door out to save an accident survivor ... before stealing her stereo.
Jewel's crooked teeth had even helped her land her first on-screen acting role, in the 1999 movie "Ride with the Devil," by director Ang Lee.
"I asked Ang, 'Why Me? You could've had anyone you wanted," Jewel told Shape magazine in 2010. "And he said, 'You have period teeth.' So I got the job because I was the only actress in Hollywood who hadn't gotten her teeth fixed!"
Her new Lifetime film, called "Ring of Fire," is based on the singer's son John's memoir "Anchored in Love: An intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash." It portrays the early life of June Carter Cash, her solo career, three marriages and relationship with her children. It will also chronicle her role in helping Johnny Cash, her third husband, who is played by Matt Ross of "Big Love" and "American Horror Story," overcome substance abuse.
Cosmetic dentistry is widely popular in Los Angeles and especially among movie stars. Johnny Depp famously had gold caps installed professionally for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.
(Pictured above: Jewel appears on the ABC show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in 2009. / Jewel appears at The Grove in Los Angeles in November 2011, as seen in this photo posted on her Lockerz page. / Jewel appears in a photo posted on her Twitter page on June 5, 2012.