Dolly Parton

  • Aired:  01/12/12
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Dolly Parton talks about singing gospel music and having food fights with Queen Latifah during the filming of "Joyful Noise." (6:37)

>> WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, A COUNTRY

MUSIC LEGEND AND ACTRESS,

HER NEW MOVIE IS CALLED

JOYFUL NOISE.

>> WELL, I AM WHO I AM.

>> MAYBE YOU WERE FIVE

PROCEDURES AGO.

NOW YOU ARE WHOEVER YOU NEED

TO BE TO MAKE EVERYBODY LOVE

YOU.

LARGER-THAN-LIFE.

>> WELL, IT PISSES ME OFF.

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT PISSES

ME OFF?

>> NOT PARTICULARLY.

>> ARE YOU GONEA HEAR IT.

IT IS YOUR WHOLLIER THAN

THOU, BYOUS, RACIST, SENT OF

RIGHTUSNESS.

IF I HAD A FEW LITTLE NIPS

AND TUCK, GOD DIDN'T MAKE

PLASTIC SURGEONS SO THEY

COULD STARVE.

BUT YOU COULD USE A COMPLETE

FACELIFT.

>> I FEEL FINE ABOUT MYSELF.

>> WELL, I DON'T SEE HOW YOU

COULD, YOU OLD-- HEFER.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK

TO THE PROGRAM, DOLLY PARTON.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

HOW ARE YOU.

>> GOOD.

WE FACE THAT WAY OR THIS

WAY.

>> Jon: YOU CAN TALK TO ME.

LET ME SAY THIS I DON'T SAY

THIS TO EVERYBODY.

I'VE MISSED YOU.

>> WELL THANK YOU.

>> Jon: I HAVEN'T SEEN IN

AWE A LITTLE WHILE.

YOUR PERSONALITY IS JUST,

VERY, I GUESS THE WORD WOULD

BE VIVACIOUS S THAT WHAT

THEY WOULD SAY.

>> I DON'T KNOW, BUT THANK

YOU.

EVERYBODY SAID THEY LOVED US

TOGETHER.

AND I WAS EXCITED ABOUT

THAT.

SO I'M HAPPY THAT YOU ARE

BRINGING ME BACK SO I CAN

TALK ABOUT MY STUFF.

>> Jon: I MAKE THE CALLS OR

SEND THE LETTERS IT IS NOT

WHAT YOU WOULD CALL OR SAY

HARASSMENT.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS JOYFUL

NOISE, IS THIS A MOVIE ABOUT

GOSPEL.

>> WELL, IT'S GOT ALL THIS

GREAT GOSPEL MUSIC IN IT AND

IT'S THE STORY ABOUT A SMALL

TOWN IN GEORGIA THAT HAS

FALLEN ON HARD TIMES.

AND THE ECONOMY IS BAD.

>> Jon: SO PURE FICTION.

>> EXACTLY.

SO IT'S ABOUT THIS CHURCH

THAT IS ALWAYS COMPETED IN

COMPETITIONS THAT THEY CAN'T

AFFORD TO DO IT.

SO ANYWAY CHRISTOPHERSON WHO

PLAYS MY HUSBAND, HE DIES

EARLY ON, HE IS THE CHOIR

DIRECTOR SO I THINK I SHOULD

BE ABLE TO TAKE OVER THE

CHOIR, AND OF COURSE LA

FIV-- LATIFAH IS A GREAT

SINGER AND THE COMMITTEE

SAYS SHE SHOULD DO IT.

SO OF COURSE THE RUB STARTS

THERE.

SO WE KIND OF FIGHT ALL THE

WAY THROUGH BUT IT'S ABOUT,

AND IT IS A LOT OF FUN IN IT,

A LOT OF LAUGHS T IS A

COMEDY AS WELL, HEART AND

SOUL.

>> Jon: HOW MUCH, HOW MANY

ROLLS DID YOU THROW AT QUEEN

LATIFAH.

>> ACTUALLY T TOOK A DAY AND

A HALF TO DO THAT SCENE

BECAUSE IT WAS A LONG SCENE,

OF COURSE, A LOT OF FOOD,

THROWING FOOD.

BUT I PUT 24 ROLLS.

BUT HI A PRETTY GOOD AIM.

>> Jon: I DOT TO TELL YOU,

YOU HAVE A TREMENDOUS ARM.

I THOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT.

LET ME ASK YOU THIS, SHE

BLOCKED A COUPLE OF THEM

WITH THE TRAY.

HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU POP

HER.

>> I POPPED HER A FEW TIMES

T WAS KIND OF FUNNY, IT

WOULD MISS, I'M USED TO

PLAYING GUITAR I HAVE PRETTY

GOOD HAND TO EYE

COORDINATION.

I USED TO PLAY WHEN I WAS A

KID I USED TO PLAY SOFTBALL

AND I CAN HIT A GOLF BALL

PRETTY GOOD SO ANYTHING TO

DO WITH THE HANDS.

SO I WAS BANG HER PRETTY

GOOD BUT SHE DESERVE IT.

SHE DESERVED EVERY ROLL I

PUT ON HER.

>> Jon: I DON'T THINK ANYONE

WOULD THINK SHE DIDN'T

DESERVE YOUR THROWING.

BUT SHE DOESN'T

REALIZE-- NOW, YOU ARE IN

STATURE OBVIOUSLY A LEGEND

IN THE BUSINESS BUT

PHYSICALLY, A SMALLER

INDIVIDUAL.

LATIFAH IS, IF I MAY, ALSO A

LEGEND IN THE INDUSTRY BUT A

LARGER.

WAS THERE EVER-- WAS THERE

PHYSICAL FIGHTING.

>> YES.

SHE GETS ME IN A CHOKE HOLD

AND I'M THIS TINY LITTLE

THING DOWN HERE.

I CALL IT BIGGIE SMALL FROM

THAT WORD.

>> Jon: NICE REFERENCE.

>> BUT ANYWAY WE DO AT THE

END WHEN THEY SUM UP THIS

WHOLE THING, SHE REALLY HAS

ME IN A CHOKE HOLD.

SHE'S GOT ME, SHE COULD HAVE

HURT ME BAD IF SHE HAD

WANTED TO.

BUT SHE DIDN'T.

SHE'S GREAT.

SHE IS BIG, 5, 9, 5, 10.

AND I'M-- 5, 1, 5, 2.

>> Jon: TO ME THAT IS BIG.

I LOOK AT THAT AND THINK OH

GOD F ONLY.

>> BUT SHE'S GREAT, I LOVE

HER, HER HEART IS FUN.

>> Jon: YOU HAD FUN.

>> WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND

THE MUSIC IS SPECTACULAR T

IS A WARNER BROTHERS FILM.

>> Jon: YOU WROTE IT.

>> I WROTE THREE OF THE MAIN

SONGS IN IT.

AND I HAD A CHANCE TO, YOU

KNOW, SINGE ALL THE GREAT

STUFF THAT I HADN'T HAD A

CHANCE TO.

>> Jon: GOSPEL.

>> WELL, I WAS BROUGHT

NEWSPAPER THE CHURCH, PENT

COSTAL HOLLER ROLLER.

WE DIDN'T HAVE-- A CHOIR BUT

WE, EVERYBODY WAS SING AND

SHOUTING AND PRAYING TO THE

LORD AND ALL THAT.

>> Jon: WE JEWS ARE LIKE

THAT EXCEPT WITH

COMPLAINING.

WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND OH

MY BACK, OH --

>> WHAT'S FUNNY ABOUT THIS

WHOLE THING IS VERY

CHRISTIAN, IT'S ALL ABOUT

JESUS AND ALL THESE

WONDERFUL GOSPEL CHOIRS.

BUT IT WAS WRITTEN BY A JEW,

TODD GRASS WHO-- .

>> Jon: IT'S WHAT WE DO.

>> YEAH, I KNOW, BUT HE DID

A GREAT JOB.

DE A WONDERFUL.

HE REALLY GOT-- .

>> Jon: WERE YOU ABLE TO

HARKEN BACK TO YOUR DAYS IN

GOSPEL, WAS THAT JUST, YOU

KNOW, WHERE YOU GOT THE

LOVING THE MUSIC WHERE IT

ALL CAMING TO FOR YOU.

>> YES, MY GRANDPA WAS A

PREACHER AND A GREAT SINGER,

GREAT MUSICIAN.

MY MOTHER'S PEOPLE WERE ALL

VERY MUSICAL MOSTLY IN THE

CHURCH AND IN THE COMMUNITY.

BUT I WANTED TO MAKE A

BUSINESS OUT OF IT.

BUT I STILL TO THIS DAY

BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE I

LEARNED TO SING IN CHURCH,

WE ALWAYS WENT TO CHURCH.

AND I STILL HAVE A FEELING

SINGING GOSPEL MUSIC THAT I

DON'T GET IN ANYTHING ELSE.

>> Jon: I LOVE, AND THIS MAY

BE AN ABSOLUTE SORT OF

STEREOTYPICAL PICTURE THAT I

HAD MY HEAD, OF THESE

COMMUNITIES AND THESE

FAMILIES GATHERED TOGETHER

AND EVERYBODY HAS GOT THE

MUSIC AND THEY'RE ALL

SITTING AROUND ON A SATURDAY

NIGHT AND JUST GOING AROUND

SAYING, I USED TO LOOK AT

THAT AND MAYBE ROMANT SIZE

IT, THAT FEELING OF I DON'T

KNOW, JUST THAT TALENT BUT

ALSO WITH FAMILY AND PUTTING

IT TOGETHER.

IS THAT MADE NEWSPAPER MY

HEAD OR THAT IS A REAL --

>> THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE

USED TO DO.

ESPECIALLY MY FAMILY AND MY

BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

WE ALL USED TO SING AND WE

USE ODD GO AROUND AND SING

AT ALL THE FUNERALS,

WEDDINGS, SQUARE DANCES,

ANYWHERE THERE WAS MUSIC IN

THE COMMUNITY.

AND CERTAINLY AROUND OUR

HOUSE AND ON SUNDAYS.

WE WOULD GET NEWSPAPER

CHURCH TOO AND DO ALL THAT

SPECIAL SING, PLAY OUR

GUITARS AND ALL THE

INSTRUMENTS.

IT WAS GREAT SO EXACTLY WHAT

YOU HAVE IN YOUR MIND IS HOW

I DID GROW UP WITH A FAMILY

OF 12 CHILDREN.

THIS COUNTRY PEOPLE AND THE

CHURCH AND THE MUSIC WAS

WHAT KEPT US GOING.

>> Jon: YEAH, AFTER SCHOOL

WHAT I WOULD DO IS COME HOME

THERE WAS A KEY PUT UNDER A

CARPET AND I-- I WOULD GO IN

AND HEAT MYSELF UP SOME

SPAGHETTI-O.

>>.

>> WELL, WE WOULD HAVE

PRAYED FOR YOU.

WE WILL KEEP IN OUR PRAYERS.

>> Jon: YOU ARE A LOVELY

WOMAN IT IS SO GREAT TO SEE

YOU AGAIN.

ARE YOU GOING TO DIE BIG

MUSICAL AND COME BACK AND

SEE US.

>> ANY TIME I GET A CHANCE

TO TALK TO YOU I WILL COME

BACKMENT GO SEE THE MUSIC,

IT IS GREAT.

CALLED JOYFUL NOISE AND IT'S

FUN.

>> Jon: OPENS FRIDAY, DOLLY

PARTON, E

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