Dolly Parton Reveals Miley Cyrus Convinced Disney to Write Her Into ‘Hannah Montana’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton on set of Hannah Montana

When Hannah Montana premiered again in 2006, maybe no person however Disney executives might have predicted how wildly widespread it will turn out to be. The present, which centered round a younger teen dwelling a double life as a daily woman by day and a popstar by night time, exploded Miley Cyrus into superstardom. Cyrus, in fact, shared the display along with her real-life father, Billy Ray Cyrus; however that wasn’t the one well-known member of the family that Miley shared scenes with. Dolly Parton additionally starred in a number of episodes of the hit present.

Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton on set of Hannah Montana
Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton | Joel Warren/Disney Channel by way of Getty Images

Hannah Montana followers will recall that Parton performed herself on the hit present and was Miley Stewart’s godmother. She appeared in episodes now and again to counsel the popstar about boys, style, and navigating life within the highlight. But, Parton isn’t simply Miley’s godmother on the present. The 9 to five actor additionally boasts the title of godmother in actual life.

Dolly Parton reveals Miley Cyrus was behind her function on ‘Hannah Montana’

Naturally, Parton was extraordinarily happy with her goddaughter for touchdown her first main function. In dialog with Vanity Fair, she recalled watching Miley’s profession take off proper earlier than her very eyes. “Well, when Hannah Montana got here on the air and little Miley Cyrus, my little goddaughter, was the star of it, I used to be so happy with her,” Parton revealed. “I thought she was sensational. I thought ‘What a great little comedian she is’ and what a great little actress and of course she’s a great singer. But she was so perfect in that spot.”

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Parton was content material to observe her goddaughter shine on tv, however Miley desperately wished the “Jolene” singer on the present. In reality, it was Miley who satisfied the executives at Disney to let her godmother visitor star in episodes of Hannah Montana. “And she told them that, you know, she said ‘I want my Aunt Dolly on here’ (she calls me Aunt Dolly) and she so she said ‘I want her on the show,’” Parton recalled. “So they wrote me in the show and we just worked so great together. And I was on a few times.”

Young youngsters have been launched to the ‘Jolene’ singer because of the Disney Channel present

Not solely did Parton benefit from the expertise of working with Miley, however the present additionally managed to develop her fan base. “And thanks to her I had a whole new following of people that were turned on to me,” the “I Will Always Love You” singer shared. “These young little kids, you know, that were her fans and kids, uh kids, that were fans of just the whole show and the other little artists on the show.”

Hannah Montana alums Dolly Parton and Miley CyrusHannah Montana alums Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus
Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

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Parton was very happy with what Cyrus was capable of accomplish at such a younger age

Parton continued on to share how proud she is of the work Miley did on Hannah Montana and the way proud she is of her goddaughter at current. “But here I am, you know, Miley’s fairy godmother and on the show and kind of sharing all that with her and I really loved the time that we spent with her doing the show,” the singer shared. “And, for me, watching her being such a pro she didn’t know it but I was watching her like a proud mama thinking ‘You go you little thing I’m so proud of you’ and I’ve always been proud of Miley she is so talented.”

It appears as if Parton is simply as supportive of Miley in real-life as she was on-screen. Perhaps this implies the well-known pair might collaborate once more sooner or later.

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