Dolly Parton reveals who she wants to portray her in a future biopic

Publish Date
Thursday, 17 October 2019, 2:15PM

If Dolly Parton ever has a biopic made about her life and career, there's only one actress she wants to see portraying her ...

And that person is none other than Scarlett Johansson!

Speaking to Elle magazine, the Queen of Country said she would love the Hollywood actress play the part.

Johansson - who is best known for her work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films - has a lot on her plate at the moment with two films set to premiere this year, another one currently in production ... all while raising a five-year-old daughter and planning a wedding.

But the 34-year-old bombshell isn't opposed to adding the possible biopic to her busy list.

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The multiple-time Golden Globe Award-nominee said she was honoured when one of the most influential women of her time specifically requested her.

"Those are big shoes to fill," Johansson said. "Or, probably not. They are probably very tiny, dainty, sparkly, fabulous shoes." 

Johansson also told the outlet that although she has "never found a biopic that I felt compelled to try my hand at," however, she is completely on board to play Parton "just for the costumes alone!"

"She is quite a woman," she said of Parton.

"She's a hard-working woman and she embodies everything that is fierce independence. So, I'm sure it would be a lot of work but it would be good work. So, maybe!" 

The 'Jolene' singer has yet to make an official announcement about the future biopic.

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