The singer, who is believed to be 68-years old, (well some of her is anyway!) said that she is currently writing a screenplay about her amazing rise from rags to riches. As she said on tv this morning “I’ve lived a long time, I’ve done a lot of stuff.”
By any stretch of the imagination her change of fortune from her early years growing up in what was a one-room cabin in the woods in Tennessee to her current position of having an estimated wealth of some $1 billion. You can add to this the fact that with her Dollywood theme park and her chain of restaurants she is also the biggest employer in the whole of Tennessee with some 4k employees.
Dolly has hinted previously about the possibility of a biopic movie based on her life and then as now the biggest question is, who will play Dolly in the movie? Well back in May when she talked about just that she said that Scarlett Johansson had been mentioned in connection with the role and Dolly’s comment was “well I guess she is full bosomed.”
There will be plenty of actresses and singers who would like a shot at the role no doubt and we guess that some of those in the running for the part of the young Dolly would include Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Emma Watson and of course Scarlett Johansson. We are assuming that Dolly will be playing herself in the later stages of her own life story. They would all no doubt lay the part well but all of them (even the well put together Scarlett) are deficient in the boob department ( Dolly herself is believed to be a 40DD but to be honest looks more like an F).
Another but less tricky role to fill is that of Dolly’s almost invisible husband Carl Thomas Dean, who she married in Georgia 48 years ago. Apart from this very old photo of the couple that Dolly shared when she was on Oprah Winfrey’s show back in 2010 there is practically no footage of Carl on record. This even caused a rumour to circulate that there was no such person as Carl Thomas Dean!
Dolly puts her husband’s desire to stay out of the show business spotlight down as one of the main reasons that their marriage has lasted so long in a business where there are very few marriages that stay the course (another one of the longest lasting has now gone with the news today that Melanie Griffiths and Antonio Banderas are to divorce).
Dolly’s husband Carl has not once attended any of the functions she has been invited to and is believed to have had a separate career all these years running his own Nashville based road paving business.
We will keep our ears open as to who is to play the country queen in the movie and we guess that we will have to wait a good while before there is any mention of a release date. One thing is for sure though, it is likely to be lots of fun and a bit trashy, much like Dolly herself.