One is a country music legend from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the other a rap pioneer and Jersey girl from Brick City. On paper you wouldn’t expect Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah to have a lot in common. But according to Queen Latifah, the two got along just fine while shooting Joyful Noise. The film tells the story of a small-town choir that sets out to win a major competition.
Queen Latifah told USA Today that she and Dolly didn't have to look far to find something to bond over. "She has really huge breasts and I did, too," Latifah said. "I felt like, 'OK, I can relate to that.' She wore them with pride. You never catch her slipping. The heels are there. The wig is right." The two also connected over the food Parton would bring on set. "She'll come to work and bring you fudge she made at home," Latifah added. "She made me these chicken and dumplings – I almost hurt myself.”
Queen’s affinity for the country legend is clear. "She's the (expletive). She knows she is," Latifah insisted. "She's not arrogant. She's so humble. She's so cool. She's fly. She's someone who I looked up to as a kid."
Joyful Noise is due to be released in January.
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