Watch Patrick Stewart Go Country For a Good Cause
Captain Picard has gone country. Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart donned leather chaps and a ten gallon hat for a good cause in a new parody video in which he plays a forgotten country star singing such sagebrush classics as "Buttons and Bows" and "Don't Fence Me In" to raise money for the International Rescue Committee, which helps families affected by crises in Europe and the Middle East.
In the fake infomercial for Patrick Stewart's Cowboy Classics, the classically trained British actor gets all dramatically "Rawhide" with his backing band as a narrator explains, that, "with his Royal Shakespeare training, Sir Stewart can jump into character and paint a picture like no other." There's also the promise of even more if you order now, including Cowboy Pat's Songs for Lonesome Lovers and the star-packed Duets Out West, which packs in fake collabos with Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Gillian Welch and Stewart's wife, Sunny Ozell.
The bummer for fans is that you can't buy PStew's Cowboy Classics, since it's sold out, but you can get a 5-song sampler for $10, with proceeds going to the charity.