Hollywood has always had an eye for talents. And the music, wrestling, and even fashion industries have been good platforms with fantastic acting talents.
From Bautista, Roman Reigns, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Timberlake, the list is endless. But in this piece, we’d be looking at legendary Dolly Parton and one of her significant experiences as an actress.
Parton was approached to pursue films once she had achieved a certain height in her musical career. She turned down several projects before agreeing to star in “9 to 5,” which she featured in after a long run.
But, the country singer was never cast in a film that required a deep love scene. How was she able to stay away and prevent that from happening? Keep reading to find out.
Dolly Stated She’d Never Do A Nude Scene
In an interview with The Ralph Emery Show in 1981, the “Jolene” singer revealed that she had never been invited to be in a nude scene. She added that she believed the majority of people expected her to say no.
She promised to abstain from nudity since it brought thoughts of her mom and dad to her head.
“I think people understand that I respect myself, and people respect folks who respect themselves,” Parton said. “However, I’d never do any really heavy, serious love scenes, including slobberin’ kissin’ sequences and all.”
“I’d never do something so horrible as go naked. It’s lovely for some individuals to do whatever they want, but I can’t because I always think of my mom and dad,” the country singer ranted.
She Opted To Be A Playboy Model On Her Terms
In light of things, the journalist questioned Parton about the Playboy shoot she did in 1978. The photoshoot had Parton dressed in a sensual bunny suit. This made the interviewer raise the question.
“They didn’t ask me to pose naked; they just wanted me to do a Playboy cover, which I hadn’t done in a long time,” she responded.
“I, too, thought about it a lot. I reasoned that if they’re going to publish a decent piece and I can choose how I do the cover and create my own outfit—in keeping with their magazine but also with myself—then I’ll do it. That’s when we came up with the bunny costume. It appeared to be a bathing suit with little ears. It was, without a doubt, a full-fledged bathing suit…”
However, I did not consider it impolite. That drew a lot of positive feedback. There was no feedback from them that I was aware of… In addition, the story was entertaining. And that was true.” the 75-year-old singer disclosed.
Parton Wanted To Kiss An Actor
Even with her decision to stay away from love-making scenes on set, there was one co-star Parton didn’t mind getting mushy with.
“I wanted to kiss Burt Reynolds in ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,’ Parton disclosed.”
At the time of the interview, Parton was ready to begin filming her second film, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Her love interest was played by Reynolds, and she was thrilled to be working with him.
Despite the lack of big bedroom scenes, the “Dumb Blonde” singer was eager to “land a good’n on him!”
“I obtained Carl’s permission and got it in writing,” she laughed. “So, if I can get Burt to kiss me, I’ll kiss him for every woman in America who has ever wanted to.”
Dolly Parton’s Early Life & Career
Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country music singer-songwriter. She is also a multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian from the United States.
Following her success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with “Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to popularity throughout the rest of the 1960s. Throughout her career, she has sold over 100 million records globally.
Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. She has written over 3,000 songs, including “I Will Always Love You,” which was a two-time US country chart-topper as well as an international pop smash for Whitney Houston.
She has continued to be relevant even in modern times and is almost referred to as a living legend.