She has the looks and curves that can turn any man into a stooge, and now supermodel Kate Upton, this year’s cover subject on the celebrated SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE, is working her magic on the big screen – and on the ultimate knuckleheads, THE THREE STOOGES.
In the comedy, careening into theaters everywhere April 13th, Upton makes a special cameo appearance as ‘Sister Bernice’ a swimsuit-wearing nun at an orphanage that has housed Larry, Curly and Moe since the Stooges were infants.
Upton, along with Jane Lynch (who portrays the Mother Superior in the film), will serve as a Grand Marshall at the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s most prestigious race, on Sunday, February 26th (FOX, 1 p.m. ET). Upton and Lynch will deliver the four most famous words in motorsports – “Drivers, start your engines” – after the “Stooges” (Sean Hayes as Larry; Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe, and Will Sasso as Curly) deliver the iconic green flag. (Upton telling guys to start their engines is probably a redundancy!)
Also starring in the Twentieth Century Fox film are Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Hudson, Craig Bierko, and Larry David (as ‘Sister Mary-Mengele’).