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.”
The country singer admires the eccentric pop star and was so impressed with Gaga’s country-style version of her own hit ‘Born This Way’ she has decided they would make a great song together.
She told E! Online: “I think it’s great. It’s just wonderful. I love her. Maybe we should do something together.”
The ‘Nine ’til Five’ star then joked that she could name herself after a chocolate snack popular in her native southern America to sound similar to Gaga’s own unusual self-styled moniker.
She quipped: “GooGoo and Gaga! You know those GooGoo candy bars in Nashville? I could be Lady GooGoo.”
Although more advanced in years, Dolly is similar to the 25-year-old ‘Poker Face’ singer because both are proud of their eccentricities and are seemingly unconcerned with what others think of them.
The 65-year-old music legend said: “I really do think that I stand for being proud of who you are and not worrying a lick about what other people think, really. I feel fortunate that I’ve never had to be anything other than myself.”
One star Dolly has already teamed up with is Queen Latifah.
The two star as opposing choir members in new musical movie ‘Joyful Noise’ and they sing together on two tracks.
Dolly said: “I wrote four of the numbers. There are a couple we got to do together. There’s a lot of great music in the movie”.
For the 10th anniversary of the “BET Awards,” the network continues to add more exciting performances to its already impressive roster. Along with performances from Kanye West, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Usher, and T-Pain have also been added to the line-up. Eminem, whose latest album “Recovery” hits stores just days before the show, will hit the stage, while “Best Female R&B Artist” nominee Alicia Keys is also set to perform. Another nominee, Usher, in the running for “Best Male R&B Artist,” will also perform, as well as T-Pain.The 2010 BET Awards, airing Sunday, June 27th on BET, will also feature performances Drake, Ludacris, T.I., Rick Ross, and Trey. Grammy Award-winner and Oscar nominee Queen Latifah will host. Prince will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during this year’s show, while John Legend will receive this year’s Humanitarian Award. The 10th anniversary of the BET Awards is also sure to feature some major surprises. Some past memorable performances include TLC, SWV, and EnVogue hitting the stage together, a reunion of The Fugees, a hosting stint from Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, and last year’s emotional tribute to Michael Jackson.
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