This is the best early Christmas present we’ve ever received.
On Tuesday night, during her appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Dolly Parton confirmed that she will play a prostitute in her second made-for-TV biopic, “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” (The flick will be a sequel to Parton’s 2015 film, “Coat of Many Colors.”)
“When I was little, I patterned my look after the town trollop,” the country queen told Fallon (who jokingly replied, “Me too!”). “I thought she was the most beautiful thing, because she had all this makeup, hair, tight clothes and everything I wanted ... So I thought, why not play the painted lady?”
Parton has told this story before, and even one-upped the tale during an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” She revealed she was once mistaken for a prostitute when she and her friend came to New York City in the late ‘60s. They were staying in a cheap hotel near Times Square.
“That’s where all the prostitutes run, and they ran in pairs for safety,” Parton told Letterman. “And we looked like we might be them. I still had the big hair, looking trashy like I do.”
“We were just country girls,” she said, “and our daddies had given us both a gun when we left home ... I said, ‘Look, if you touch me one more time, I’m gonna shoot you.’”
Never change, Dolly.