This septuagenarian isn’t happy with being a viral meme sensation.
When requested Sunday’s episode of “60 Minutes Australia” what her “retirement age” will likely be, Dolly Parton made it clear she shouldn’t be stepping out of the sport.
“Well, I don’t plan to retire. I simply turned 74 [and] I plan to be on the quilt of Playboy journal,” the legendary singer-songwriter advised Aussie correspondent Tom Steinfort when he visited her in Nashville.
There is precedent for Parton’s Playboy pitch: The “Jolene” singer first graced the quilt of Hugh Hefner’s iconic males’s magazine again in 1978. The cowl featured the then 32-year-old celebrity sporting critical cleavage within the signature Playboy bunny costume — ears, bow-tie, cuffs and all.
“See, I did Playboy journal years in the past,” the 9-time Grammy winner advised Steinfort with a beaming smile. “I assumed it’d be such a hoot in the event that they go for it, I don’t know if they may. If I could possibly be on the quilt once more after I’m 75.”
At the time, Parton was the primary nation star to seem on the quilt of Playboy. Note: The “9 to 5” star was not nude on the within unfold.
But might the two-time Oscar nominee nonetheless rock that revealing bunny costume when her 75th birthday comes round once more on Jan. 19, 2021?
“I might most likely use it, perhaps. Boobs are nonetheless the identical!,” Parton exclaimed. “I’m sort of cartoonish and cartoons don’t actually age that a lot. When I’m 90, I’ll most likely look about the identical manner. Just thicker make-up, larger hair.”
Of course some Twitter critics have been fast to convey the hate after the Down Under broadcast.
“Pathetic. If ’60 Minutes’ ever interviews Michael Fassbender, please guarantee the feminine reporter makes references to his ‘crown jewels’ instantly and not directly,” one disgruntled viewer tweeted. “Dolly was too well mannered. This section belongs within the Benny Hill archives.”