Britney Spears has a role in a film for the first time in four years. The singer plays herself in the movie Corporate Animals .

Spears was last seen as an actress in the television series Jane the Virgin , in which she also played herself. Before that she played in the television series Glee , How I Met Your Mother and Will & Grace and she played the leading role in the film Crossroads .

Director Patrick Brice tells Los Angeles Times that Spears had ten minutes to record. “It was fantastic,” said the director.

In Corporate Animals , Demi Moore, Ed Helms and Jessica Williams play the leading roles. The latter was surprised by the news of Spears, she had no idea that the singer was playing.