In a new unscripted series called Shine On With Reese, Big Little Lies actress Reese Witherspoon interviews other successful, driven women about their lives and how they got to where they are today. For the first episode of the inspirational series, Witherspoon interviewed none other than Dolly Parton.
As if an interview with Parton wasn’t exciting enough for a fan like Witherspoon, she was also able to visit Parton’s Nashville home and peek inside of her closet filled with her sequined dresses. Witherspoon’s face, as she holds the heavy dresses weighed down with beautiful beading, is full of glee and awe until she spots a few beads hitting the floor.
“Actually, that happens all the time,” Parton said to a jaw-dropped Witherspoon. “Sometimes when I’m on stage, I’m always popping beads and stuff, and they go sweep them up. They give them back to us to sew them on, and they call them ‘Dolly droppings.’”
“I’ve always imagined Dolly Parton’s closet opens, and sequins come flying out,” Witherspoon replied, laughing.
The two sang a little duet and shared a cup of southern spiced tea as seen in the clips on Instagram below.
I'm so proud to be the first guest on my friend @ReeseWitherspoon's new show with @hellosunshine! Seriously y'all, nothing beats great friends, good conversation, and delicious spiced tea. Don’t you agree? You won't want to miss what we talked about! Watch my episode on #ShineOnWithReese coming July 17 to @DIRECTVNOW!
Parton also dropped some knowledge for viewers who may be wondering how they can make their dreams become a reality. She says that with the right amount of talent and ambition, anyone can make it. It just takes perseverance and the ability to “get out and hustle.”
To hear more of what Parton has to say, catch Shine On With Reese through AT&T’s DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, Hello Sunshine VOD and U-Verse. In future episodes, Witherspoon will welcome country music singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, singer/aerial performer Pink, Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera and Selma and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay.