The long-awaited sequel to “9 to 5” is getting very close to reality.
Star Dolly Parton appeared on HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” and addressed the planned follow-up to the 1980 classic co-starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
The 73-year-old says Rashida Jones and original screenwriter Patricia Resnick are hard at work on the script, which will involve a group of younger working women who wonder, “What happened to those three women years ago that made all these changes with the company?”
Parton, Fonda and Tomlin’s characters, now successful businesswomen, then come back together.
“We’ve got two scripts and we’re waiting for the last rewrite,” Parton said. “So as soon as we all sign off on that, I’d say in the next few months we’ll be in production.”
Parton also talked about what she’s like as a boss.
“I think I’m a good boss,” she said. “I’m a creative boss.”
Though there is one thing the country legend won’t put up with from her employees and business partners: “I believe if you tell me you’re going to do something, that you’re going to do it. And if you don’t do it then you’re not going to be around too long.”
Meanwhile, Parton opened up about the lifestyle brand she’s working on bringing to fruition soon.
“I’ll probably do a backwoods collection,” Parton said, adding that her company plans to make wigs, skincare products and more.
Meade also asked Parton whether she would be up for doing a residency in Las Vegas like fellow legend Celine Dion did for years.
“I’ve been asked to do that, but I don’t like a sitdown job,” Parton said. “I like doing one-nighters. I like doing tours.”