“She’s magic. I remember the first thing she said to me when she walked into my house. I said, ‘I don’t know how you do everything you’re still doing,'” Jennifer told the publication. “She said, ‘Well, I dreamed myself into a corner, and now I gotta live up to it.'” Yup, sounds like Dolly to us!
The A-list actress is set to star in an upcoming musical comedy called Dumplin’, and so it turns out, the movie was done for Dolly herself. “I had so much fun. There are women devoting their lives to training young girls for pageants, and it’s the real deal. I loved those women and really enjoyed getting into the mindsets. My character is an ex-pageant queen who is fun but broken,” Jen shared. “It’s a beautiful mother-daughter story. And, of course, there’s the amazing musical element: it is an homage to Dolly Parton, who wrote six original songs for this film. She has a whole album coming out when this movie is released.” So exciting!
The best part of Jen’s experience with the film was watching the flick with Dolly herself! “When Dolly and I watched the movie together, we were in a theater full of people who didn’t know we were sitting in the back. During one of the funnier parts, she’s stifling her laugh and whispers to me, ‘They can’t hear my laugh. They’ll know my laugh.’ A couple of minutes later I look over and she’s crying, and she says, ‘But they don’t know my tears.'” We can’t wait to watch ourselves when the movie comes out later this year!