Dolly Parton Considering More Acting Roles
Dolly Parton's Blue Smoke World Tour wraps up on Monday (July 14) with a show in Sweden, but she isn't ready to relax just yet. The 68-year-old says she may soon trade her spot behind a microphone for a place in front of the camera instead.
“I’m working on some new music," she says (quote via Radio.com). "I’m doing my life story as a musical. I’m also doing my life story as a movie, which also has a lot of music in it. I may possibly do some television and some producing. I’ve got a lot of other business thoughts in mind. I do not plan to do any more touring in the near future.”
The Tennessee native, who also owns the expansive Dollywood theme park, as well as her own production company, plans on staying busy.
“I’m sure as the years go by we’ll be doing other things," she says. "For now, I’m going to concentrate more on business end of the things and creative stuff like the musical, movie and TV."
Parton, whose last major movie was 2012's 'Joyful Noise' with Queen Latifah, would like to head back to the big screen if the movie was right for her.
“Only if I get good scripts," she notes. “If I get a great script for a movie I’m certainly not opposed to doing it. If the movies come in, yes, we’ll do it. I’m always looking for a good script.”
The songstress, who was recently honored for sales exceeding 100 million, adds that she has plenty of other things she hopes to accomplish as well.
“I hope to never retire and I’m up there now and I enjoy every bit of it,” she says. “I wake up every day with new dreams, so I feel like I’m just starting out.”