The country music legend Dolly Parton spoke out this week to reflect on her acting career, getting very candid when talking about the kinds of roles that she accepts.

“I only take parts that are pretty close to my own personality,” Parton, 75, told Tim McGraw while appearing on his Apple Music’s Beyond the Influence Radio show.

“I have never yet done one of those scenes that was that far-fetched,” she added. “Even when I did Steel Magnolias, I played a beautician. If I hadn’t made it in the music business, I would have been a beautician. So I understood that.”

“When I read that part for 9 To 5, it was a girl from Texas and she was so much like me anyway,” Parton continued. “So that was not that far-fetched, even The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Although I made a better whore than I did a secretary, but it was still parts of my personality that I could relate to.”

Parton went on to say that while she had been offered acting roles before 9 To 5 in 1980, she didn’t accept them because she didn’t think she was “ready.”

“I had been asked a lot of times to be in the movies and I didn’t think I was quite ready yet,” she explained. “I also thought, well, if the right thing came along, I might be willing to do it, because I was still building my music career at the time.”

“Then when 9 To 5 came along, had Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, they were both so hot at the time and I thought, ‘Well, if there’s any time to start, this would be now because if it’s a big hit, then I can share in the glory of it. If it’s a failure, I can blame it all on them and I’ll walk away free,'” Parton stated.

Last month, Parton opened up in another interview about why she always wears a full face of makeup to bed.

“I do all my beauty work and cleansing my face in the morning because I usually try to keep my makeup on at night,” Parton told WSJ. Magazine. “Because I never know if there’s going to be an earthquake or a tornado or a storm and I’m going to have to go out in the middle of the night!”

Parton certainly is one of a kind, and there will never be another like her!

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