Following the success of her 1982 film with Burt Reynolds, The best little water house in Texas, country legend Dolly Parton starred in the 1984 film Rhinestone with none other than Sylvester Stallone. The film – which featured Parton as country singer Jake Farris and Stallone as cab driver Nick Martinelli, was not so funny, and Parton ‘s character tried to train in the art of country music – was widely regarded as a failure.
Rhinestone it may not have done well both at the box office and in critique reviews, but Parton features in her new memoir, Dolly Parton, Songmaker: My Life in Lyrics (released November 17, 2020, and co-written by Parton with Robert K. Oermann) that the soundtrack is one of her favorite things to work on.
Plus, Parton and Stallone had a great time together on set. Stallone’s passion for nutrition and physical fitness led his co-star to adopt healthier eating habits for herself.
Parton wrote most of the songs for the ‘Rhinestone’ soundtrack
Parton, now 74, appears Dolly Parton, Songmaker: My Life in Lyrics that she is proud of her contribution to the Rhinestone soundtrack. In fact, the album – which includes many original songs by Parton, including the theme “Tennessee Homesick Blues” and “Stay Out of My Bedroom,” a duet praised by Stallone – is one of the most popular. she prefers.
Rhinestone the audience and researchers were probably very involved, but for Parton, the project was a success.
“Although the film did not do well and did not receive good reviews, if you listen to the songs I wrote for it, they will keep them up,” she writes in. Songmaker. “I enjoyed writing as much as anything I’ve ever done. ”
Stallone’s commitment to fitness inspired Parton to do the same
In spite Rhinestonethe bad reviews, Parton benefited from her work on the film – and her friendly relationship with Stallone. At the moment, Parton writes in Songmaker, she did not pay enough attention to her health. Stallone’s passion for healthy eating and exercise inspired his co-star to make a lifestyle change for herself.
“I was coming out of a lot of depression at the time, and I had health problems and I didn’t feel so well,” Parton describes the time of filming for Rhinestone. “But [Stallone] he was so conscious of health, cunning, and humorous. It was good for me. ”
As well as helping her take her mind off her problems, Stallone gave Parton some advice about the food she was eating at the time.
“He is in a healthy mood,” Parton writes about Stallone, “and surprised me with the junk food I ate. I think that’s when I started to realize that I should change my ways and be healthier. ”