Dolly Parton worries talent show stars ‘blow out’ too soon.
The country music star has nothing against artists who get their big break by appearing on shows such as The X Factor or American Idol. However, she is concerned that their careers might not have the longevity of others musicians.
‘The way it used to be you started at the bottom and go up the ladder but I’m not sure that’s better than anything else. I always hope the best for them, I always worry about that. once they’ve done that big glow it kinda just dims and they might not get another chance, it’s almost like blowing out too soon. I think real talent and good people who keep their heads straight will do well,’ Dolly said.
The singer is happy for people grasping opportunities to achieve their dreams, which is why she won’t dismiss televised singing contests.
Dolly is astounded when she thinks about how the industry has changed since she started out in the ’60s.
‘It’s so totally different now, with all the high-tech stuff and everything’s online now… It’s completely different, it’s got its good sides and bad sides,’ she told a UK TV show.
Dolly Parton insists she “isn”t a great actress” so she would rather stick to roles that include her signature “high heels and big hair”.
The glamorous country singer stars in musical comedy Joyful Noise alongside Queen Latifah. Dolly has joked that she would try out method acting and put on 56lbs. for a big screen role, but would rather not ruin the look she is best known for.
“I could easily put it on, but I’d never be able to get it off again because I love my food so much,” she told British newspaper The Daily Mail.
“But to tell you the truth, I’m not a great actress and I have to do a part that’s close to me. I could probably be a better actress if I really dug deep and tore myself down, but I’m more confident on screen when I can wear my high heels and my big hair. I’d feel like I was naked otherwise.”
Dolly plays a larger-than-life woman who comes to blows with Latifah’s character over how to win a national choir competition in the movie. The two stars are involved in a cat fight on screen when Latifah”s character makes a mean reference to Dolly”s surgical enhancements.
The 66-year-old songstress isn”t fazed by jokes about her appearance.
“I didn’t have a problem with that line about procedures. I’ve always admitted to having nips and tucks here and there, and I told the director, ”Let her dig me deep, but let me get back at her too,”” she smiled.
“So we included a line for Queen Latifah where I told her I had a good lipo doctor if she needed one. It was tit for tat, if you’ll pardon the expression. But I’ve been around a long time and I’m pretty open about everything. I may as well make fun of myself before anyone else does.”
Country singer Dolly Parton says she doesn’t “have any regrets” about not having children.
In a recent interview with The Sun newspaper, the 65-year-old country singer said she would have liked to have had a family but is content with what she has achieved in her career.
“I wanted to make music in my career because I wanted to travel and have clothes and things for my people,” she said. “You give a lot to make it and I did but I don’t have any regrets.
“I would have liked to have had children but it wasn’t meant to be.”
While Parton made a name for herself with hit songs as “Coat of Many Colors,” “Jolene,” and “I Will Always Love You,” she made her film debut in the 1980 comedy hit “9 to 5.”
Parton, who has been married to Carl Dean since 1966, said the sacrifices she has made in her personal life have been worthwhile.
“People always ask me if it’s worth what I’ve sacrificed and it absolutely is. I’ve gone through a lot.
Parton also said she learned how to do business with me, because she grew up with six brothers.
“I was always strong with them around. I could hold my own and I understood men, I was never afraid of them,” she told the newspaper. “I never had to sell myself or sleep with anyone I didn’t want to just to get my music across.”
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