Dolly Parton wants a movie challenge. The legendary Country music singer would like this in a film role. The sixty eight year old, has had a long career says still there is one thing she would like to achieve and that is to appear on the big screen in a credible part. She had a cameo in ’9 to 5‘, ‘Rhinestone’ and ‘Miss Congeniality 2‘, thinks she is ready to make the change by stripping off the rhinestones, denim and big hair and make-up which have become her trademarks and tackle a serious character. She said:
”I would someday love to find a really great role in a movie. One where I didn’t wear the nails, the high heels, the make-up. I would love to play a part that was worth tearing all that stuff away for.
”Something really, really good where I could really show – or see – that I could be a good actress. Most of the roles I play now are pretty much a version of my real self, but I think I could do some really serious acting with a great director.”
She also says that she finds it some what hard to tone it down for that part because her image has been such a huge part of her identity since she became known since 1965. She added to Attitude magazine:
”I would not be comfortable. But if the role was good enough, I’d be willing to do that. To play something so different that it would begin to make sense. I’d be able to get comfortable with it.”