Julianne Hough borrowed some earrings from Dolly Parton for the premiere of her new Netflix series Heartstrings on Tuesday night.
The Rock of Ages star couldn’t find the jewels she had planned to wear to the screening held at Parton’s Tennessee theme park, Dollywood, so the country music icon dug up a pair of sparklers that would perfectly match her minidress.
“We couldn’t find my earrings, and so Dolly lent me her earrings for the night,” Hough told Entertainment Tonight. “(I said to Parton’s team), ‘I lost my earrings! I bet you any money you’re going to have some really big chandelier earrings, do you have any? And they were like, ‘Yup!'”
Hough went on to note that she was open to offering the Jolene singer some free dance lessons as a thank you.
“That is my mission in life,” the dance professional smiled. “Honestly, what she does with her music, she lets people feel completely expressed in what she does with her music. I do that with my body and dance, and so we each have our own specific way to help people feel expressed, but yes, Dolly, if you ever want a little hip action dance lesson, I’m here for you. You lent me your earrings, I will give you some dance lessons, heck yeah. I owe you!”
The anthology series Heartstrings is inspired by the stories and memories behind some of Parton’s biggest hits. Hough will play marriage wrecker Jolene in the first episode, set to premiere on 22 November, and the star noted that it was a dream come to true to sing alongside the 73-year-old.
“When you’re on stage with somebody, with that much of an artist, you can’t help but just get lost in it. You’re not performing anymore, you’re just in it, and, yeah, it was incredible,” she gushed. “To get a compliment from Dolly about my voice is the highest praise. She was just like, ‘Oh, my God, your voice is amazing,’ and I was like, ‘OK, this little ego back here that’s telling me I’m not good enough, well, Dolly said I am, so, boom!”
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