- How Dolly Parton started her film career
- The Queen of the Country was disappointed with what Hollywood screenwriters offered her
- Dolly Parton. on his first film role in 9 to 5
9 to 5 Dolly Parton’s first film. But it wasn’t, by a long shot, the first script he read. Before the country queen took the role of Dorali Rhodes, several other film teams approached her to star in their projects. But she didn’t like any of them.
Dolly Parton ‘didn’t want to be in the movies’
When Parton was interviewed by playboy magazine In 1978, he decided to try his hand at acting. She said that she was being approached to act in films.
“I never wanted to be in the movies,” she said. “I’ve never done any acting, never thought I’d be particularly good at it. But the people at 20th Century Fox really feel like I could be, or that I’m a natural actress. When they When I came to me, I just said, ‘I don’t know if I can or not, but if you think I can and you want to take that chance, I’ll take it with me. ‘ It’s that simple. Can you imagine I’m an actress? But a lot of people are interested. Sandy Gallin, my manager, is making a hellish deal, but no one knows if I can do it.
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A few years later in an interview with Rolling stone, Parton reiterated that “she never really had a great desire to be in movies” but she knew that if she wanted to be as big a music star as she was, “the movies and all that stuff would eventually come.” That year, she starred in 9 to 5.
‘9 to 5’ was not the first film Dolly Parton was offered
Parton told Rolling Stone that 9 to 5 “It was not the first film offered to me; It was the first one I accepted.” And she was picky for good reason. The “Dumb Blonde” singer wanted her debut to be of a certain quality.
“If I’d done someone on my flop flop, it would be Dolly Parton’s flop,” she said. “That’s why I was so qualified – I couldn’t find a script that I thought was good enough. I was surprised at how little talent Hollywood writers have. But nine to five I was fascinated, and I knew right away that I should do it – I knew it was a career move. And it fell together really well. “
The queen of the country learned a lot by acting in her debut film ‘9 to 5’
went to parton 9 to 5 Completely green he had never acted – had never even taken a lesson. But everyone on the set was desperate to show the singer the ropes. Parton memorized the entire script to prepare.
“It was so funny, ‘Cause I didn’t know what movies were about; I just knew I’d do it as good as anyone else,’” she said. “I just assumed they’d start from the front and Will follow the story to keep the excitement going, so I memorized the whole script: Part of me, Lily [Tomlin]part of, jane [Fonda]Part of, every part. But it worked really well. I got a kick out of it later when I saw how few lines they do in a day and how they shoot out of order. “
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“And it’s funny how everyone gets into character,” Parton continued. “I have never taken acting lessons in my life. A lot of people probably say I should have, but I didn’t think what I played was fake.”
Thankfully for Parton, Doralee was just like her.
“I was lucky that he wrote it according to my personality; I have a gun, and she holds a gun in the picture,” she said. “She was really just me as a secretary, so I played it that way.”