Scarlett Johansson confirms she’s interested in taking on Dolly Parton role

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson would “maybe” be interested in starring in a Dolly Parton biopic, after the country singer named the actress as her top pick to play her in a film of her life.

Interviewed recently about a potential movie adaptation of her life, Dolly was questioned as to who she’d want to see play her in the project, to which she replied either Scarlett or Reese Witherspoon.

Scarlett was asked about the prospect as she attended the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, on Monday (October 14, 2019), and admitted she wouldn’t rule it out.

“Those are big shoes to fill,” she replied. “Or, probably not. They are probably very tiny, dainty, sparkly fabulous shoes.”

While Scarlett has “never found a biopic that I felt compelled to try my hand at,” she added she’d be interested “just for the costumes alone!”

“She is quite a woman,” she said of the 9 to 5 star. “She’s a hard-working woman and she embodies everything that is fierce independence. So, I’m sure it would be a lot of work but it would be good work. So, maybe!”

Scarlett is currently being kept busy in all aspects of her life, with work, motherhood and planning her wedding to Colin Jost. Of how she’s managing to balance it all, she smiled: “It’s very imbalanced. I think that is a rumor. There is no balance.”