Dolly Parton Biopic Star Found?

Miley Cyrus has expressed interest in playing her godmother, Dolly Parton, in a feature film biographical movie.

By Danyell Marshall | Published

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People love biopics about musicians, and as reported by E! Online, former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus would be a natural fit for a Dolly Parton biopic. The musician hasn’t been tapped for the role, but she already feels like she’s played the iconic country singer. Cyrus opened up on E! News about her similarities with one of country music’s biggest stars.

It’s no secret that Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton are incredibly close. Parton never had children of her own and took a maternal role in Myley Cyrus’s life. After all, Dolly is Miley’s godmother.

Parton and her goddaughter are regularly quoted saying sweet, sentimental things about each other. The pair frequently trade social media shoutouts to each other, including Dolly saying she knew Miley was unique because she always had a light about her. Miley Cyrus has been beloved by her legendary godmother since she was born.

The women don’t keep their relationship just online as they’ve been known to take to the stage together hand in hand. Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton have performed at major award shows and events together on multiple occasions. Parton is just one of Miley’s many iconic music industry friends which include Elton John, Harry Styles, and Gwen Stefani.

Stepping into her godmother’s shoes would feel natural to Miley Cyrus, who’s said she feels like she’s playing Dolly already. The young star described the similarities that make her think she’s walked a mile in her godmother’s heeled shoes. Both women have been the center of aggressive media attention, are world-class musicians, and are known for telling it like it is while speaking their minds.

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Dolly Parton’s god daughter, Miley Cyrus

If anyone would be perfect for portraying the blonde-haired superstar, someone who’s spent a lot of time with Dolly makes perfect sense in the role. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Miley Cyrus has the singing chops for the part. She proved as much when she famously covered her godmother’s hit “Jolene.”

Dolly Parton’s place in Miley’s family started when she developed a working relationship with Billy Ray Cyrus. Dolly and Billy Ray bonded over their country upbringings as they worked together and became close friends, with Cyrus even appearing in Parton’s music video for “Romeo.” When Miley Cyrus was born, Dolly immediately saw herself as the little girl’s fairy godmother.

Dolly’s instincts were on the money. Not only did she become Miley’s real-life godmother, but she’s been there to offer guidance and advice as a fellow professional musician. There’s no doubt Dolly had an impact on Miley, her career, and many see Miley as influencing her godmother too.

Artists like Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton can’t be bound to one genre. The country star was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and decided to release some dedicated rock music to feel like she belonged there. Dolly’s been seen strumming a bejeweled guitar as she belts out her new style.

Parton has said she’ll never stop playing music, but she’s ready to retire from touring. So far, a Dolly Parton biopic has not been announced, but the star’s advancing age, the success of her career, and her relevance would make a film about Parton an easy win.