Dolly Parton builds on film successes with ‘Dumplin”song
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton says she never expected to have a film career, but her song for the Netflix release “Dumplin'” is already attracting awards season attention.
Parton on Thursday was nominated for a best original song Golden Globe for “The Girl in the Movies,” which she co-wrote with Linda Perry.
The singer-songwriter has indeed had a successful film career, including co-starring in “9 to 5” and “Steel Magnolias.”
Parton says shooting will begin on a “9 to 5” sequel next year. It will reunite her onscreen with co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
While the 72-year-old says the original’s tackling of issues such as sexual harassment and pay inequity continue to resonate today, an update is needed. In addition to the original trio, the sequel will also feature three new actresses.