Dolly Parton's first movie to come out from her NBC deal — “Coat of Many Colors” — focuses on the country superstar's early life. Thus, the need for a little Dolly. A few little Dolly-isms.
Watch Parton inform 7-year-old Alyvia Lind that she got the part, to play Parton at a young age when her mother stitched her a (you guessed it) coat of many colors, which inspired Parton's song of the same name.
“You have been announced to play little dolly in the movie,” says Parton to Lind. She turned to her audience. “This is the big dolly and the little dolly, what do you think?”
Well? What do you think?
Lind was in the Lifetime parody “A Deadly Adoption” (which actually aired on Lifetime) with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig; she's also appeared on “Transparent” and “Masters of Sex,” of all things.
Here's the NBC's description of this first standalone film, the premiere date to which is TBA:
Parton had called the 1971 track her favorite song she has written. It tells the story of how her mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags given to the family, telling her the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors. But when the girl, all excited, debuts the new coat at school, she is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing rags.