Rocker/actor Steven Van Zandt had a blast with his directorial debut on the third season finale of his Netflix series Lilyhammer because he got the chance to tell his Boss, Bruce Springsteen, what to do.

The E Street Band stars teamed up for the show, in which guitarist Van Zandt plays a New York mobster lying low in Norway, after Springsteen signed up to play the killer brother of his bandmate's character.

It was the Born in the U.S.A. singer's first acting role, and Van Zandt admits The Boss was a natural.

He tells the Associated Press, "I know we're friends for 50 years, but still it meant a lot to me that he chose me and trusted me enough to direct him when literally everybody on earth's been wanting to do it, and he did great.

"He's really acting. It's not some cameo. He's not playing himself. It's a real thing."