Would Miley Cyrus Play Godmother Dolly Parton in a Biopic? See Her Epic Response

By Paige Strout Dec 15, 2022 5:00 PMTags
Watch: Miley Cyrus Talks "Unspoken" Bond With Dolly Parton

Who better to play Dolly Parton in a future biopic than her own family?

Dolly's real-life goddaughter Miley Cyrus already has the singing chops to portray the country superstar—not to mention the family connections. But as for whether Miley is ready to take on a role so close to home, she exclusively revealed on the Dec. 15 episode of E! News (airing tonight at 11:30 p.m.), "Me and Dolly have never really spoken, honestly, about me playing Dolly because I feel like I'm already doing it."

Referring to the "Jolene" singer's iconic blonde hair and large chest, Miley joked, "I don't know what they're gonna do to me. I'm sucked, I'm tucked and plucked, just like she taught me."

While it looks like Miley won't be playing Dolly in a movie anytime soon, the two are teaming up to co-host NBC's second annual Miley's New Year's Eve Party special, something Miley told E! News could "not be more different" than last year's special with co-host Pete Davidson.

Miley Cyrus Through the Years

"Because we do something similar, we get to do a really different show than we did last year," the 30-year-old shared. "And that's what me and Lorne [Michaels] really want is every year, to do it in a way that's exactly what you want, but not what you would expect."

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And just like last year's festivities, fans can expect a night full of fun and several musical moments—and, hopefully, fewer wardrobe malfunctions. But if things don't go according to plan, Miley said she and Dolly won't be worried, as they have an "unspoken, 'I've got your back,'" bond.

"Anything that would ever happen, I know she could pick up," she continued. "Anyone watching at home would never notice that something happened, that it wasn't planned to."

Hear more from Miley and today's biggest entertainment stories on E! News tonight at 11:30 p.m. on E!.

Miley's New Year's Eve Party airs live on Saturday, Dec. 31, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on NBC and Peacock.

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