Dolly Parton says she “cried [her] eyes out” watching her upcoming TV biopic, Coat of Many Colors, for the first time.
Speaking to People Magazine about the seeing the film — which tells the story of her very modest upbringing in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains — ahead of its premiere on Dec. 10th, the legendary star admitted that she actually had to have a very private screening to avoid disturbing her iconic full make-up look.
“It’s too emotional to watch with a bunch of people because we lose our eyelashes – we wear a lot of makeup,” Parton joked to the magazine of her initial viewing with her sister, Stella, adding that the two “cried [their] eyes out” together over the movie.
“It brought us back together as family and made us miss mama and daddy a lot,” the “Here You Come Again” singer continued to People. “They’re gone now, but we get a chance to see our brothers and sisters again and when we were little, and think of mama and daddy and all that they meant to us.”
The upcoming NBC made-for-TV film, is based on Parton’s 1971 hit of the same name, which tells the story of a coat her mother made for her from rags donated to the family.
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles will be playing the part of Parton’s mom, Avie, whilst Ricky Schroder took on the role of her father. The film also stars newcomer Alyvia Alyn Lind, playing Parton as a child.
Coat of Many Colors is set to air on NBC on 10th Dec. at 9/8c.