Dolly Parton's song, "Jolene," is a hit with longtime fans as well as millennials (her god-daughter Miley Cyrus' also recorded it) and is due to be a movie scripted by West Wing producer and China Beach script writer John Sacret Young.
"He's written a wonderful script," Parton told the Times Free Press at the seasonal opening of Dollywood on Thursday where she met crowds of fans and chatted about her new album, "Pure and Simple," and upcoming 60 city tour of the United States and Canada.
She added the plot would be about a senator or governor who has an affair with red haired temptress Jolene.
"We want (former) West Wing star Allison Janney to play the wronged wife," she said.
This time Jolene will be a legislative aide while Parton says the original Jolene was a young bank staffer who flirted with Parton's husband, Carl Dean. The couple will renew their vows in May on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Parton hooted and laughed when a Times Free Press staffer handed her a 1995 photo taken of Hillary Clinton at her Dolly-themed birthday party. Clinton, a huge Parton fan, was dressed like Dolly in a curly blonde wig and cowgirl outfit with a cowboy hatted Bill hugging her.
"I should sign this photo and mail it to Donald Trump," Parton said grinning. "But I want to keep this. Bill doesn't look much like Carl. My husband doesn't wear a cowboy hat. Hillary looks a lot like me here except she needs bigger boobs for the exact look".
Parton has a photo of herself hugging former president Jimmy Carter when she sang at his White House and a photo of herself with Former Democratic Texas governor Anne Richards hanging in the entry hall to her Dollywood museum.
"I avoid discussing politics," she said.
When asked if a woman could be a good president,
She replied, "Absolutely."
Stay with the Times Free Press for a full interview with Dolly Parton in an upcoming story.