Dolly Parton wanted goddaughter Miley Cyrus to play Jolene
Dolly Parton wanted goddaughter Miley Cyrus to play Jolene

Dolly Parton wanted goddaughter Miley Cyrus to play Jolene The country legend wanted Miley star to play Julianne Hough's part of the homewrecker in the Jolene episode of the anthology series 'Heartstrings', which is inspired by her music.

In an interview with 'Entertainment Tonight', Dolly explained: She added: 'Heartstrings' will tell a story in each episode that will be based on one of Dolly's iconic songs and will explain the meaning behind the hit.

Even though Dolly was keen on Miley starring in the episode, she admits Julianne was perfect to play the Jolene she describes in the lyrics of the track.

She said: