How Dolly Parton’s Faith Impacted Her Latest Project, DOLLY PARTON’s HEARTSTRINGS
By Jessilyn Lancaster, Managing Editor
Country music legend Dolly Parton infuses her faith into everything she touches, including her upcoming Netflix series, DOLLY PARTON’S HEARTSTRINGS.
“I have a lot of faith, and that’s what gets me through my life, it always has,” Parton told Movieguide® at the red-carpet premiere of the show.
“I grew up here in these mountains in a very spiritual family. My grandpa was a preacher. I believe that through God, all things are possible, and that included my creativity and my dreams. It’s just really a fun night to be here seeing another dream come true, and I just thank God for all of it,” Parton said.
HEARTSTRINGS will stream on Netflix beginning Nov. 22.
According to the Netflix synopsis, HEARTSTRINGS features eight stories celebrating family, faith, love and forgiveness come to life. The series is inspired by Dolly Parton’s iconic country music catalog.
Movieguide® spoke with the cast and crew at the premiere, learning more about the heart of the series.
“When I read the script, I was crying as well,” said actor Shane McGhie.
“I felt like Jesus was calling me (to play this part), and I pray it’s mine,” McGhie said. “There’s motivation to keep going. I think it was love. My character, Lincoln, he makes a promise before he leaves, and he says that, ‘I promise you, I’ll come back. I promise, I’ll come back.’
“I think it was that promise and that love of knowing that she was out there waiting on his word that gave him the bravery to keep fighting and come home,” McGhie said.
Some of the episodes put faith at the forefront as characters experience struggles and turn to the Lord for comfort. Other episodes, however, have questionable content.
Watch the video to learn more about the series and hear from Parton, herself!
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