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How Dolly Parton Rescued a Child On The Set of CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE

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How Dolly Parton Rescued a Child On The Set of CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE

By Movieguide® Staff

Country music icon and actress Dolly Parton, who stars as an angel in her new movie CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE, rescued a child actor from getting hurt on the set.

The 9-year-old opened up recently about how Parton saved her from getting run over from a vehicle.

“We were on set and I was at the hot chocolate station and they said go back to your beginning positions,” Talia Hill explained. “So, there is a vehicle moving and I was walking and then somebody grabbed me and pulled me back and I looked up and it was Dolly Parton and I was like… surprised.”

Hill and her two siblings, 16-year-old Tristan and 13-year-old Tyson, appear in the movie as dancers in a musical number.

Talia continued: “She was like ‘Well, I am an angel you know,’ because she plays an angel in the movie. And I was in shock. She hugged me and shook me and said ‘I saved your life’ and my mom was crying like, ‘yes you did Dolly Parton, yes you did!'”

Talia and her siblings were all thrilled to work with Parton.

“When you think of Dolly Parton, you are just like’ it is Dolly Parton,’ but when you actually see her you are like ‘Wow, it’s Dolly Parton,” being in her presence lifts you. She is so amazing,” said Tristan.

“When Dolly walked in, she smelled like heaven. She greeted everyone even if you were a trash can person,” Talia added. “It was such a great feeling.”

Besides her movies, music, and on-set heroics, Parton also cares for lives through her donations. According to Fox News, Parton donated money to research to create a vaccine for coronavirus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

“I’m just happy that anything I do can help somebody else,” Parton told the hosts of TODAY. “When I donated the money to the COVID[-19] fund I just wanted it to do good and evidently, it is! Let’s just hope we can find a cure real soon.”