Dolly Parton is known to toss compliments left and right. While she always gives praise, the commendation she gave to fellow blonde beauty Goldie Hawn at the time left the award-winning actor a little confused.
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Parton and Hawn go back a long way.
In the 1970s, the two women joined forces for Hawn’s cover of Parton’s 1971 single, “My Blue Tears.” In his book 2020, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Words, the singer reveals how she and Hawn became creative collaborators, sharing that it all started when the actor called her on the phone to ask her how to record the song.
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“I was so excited,” Parton wrote. “It was Goldie Hawn. This is when she was on To laugh. She was the cutest and sweetest thing, and who even knew she could sing? “
After receiving the singer’s blessing to record the track, Hawn entered the studio and then released a rhythmic interpretation of the bachelor.
Goldie Hawn says Dolly Parton gave her a very strange compliment when they first met
In November 2020, Hawn opened up about what it was like to first meet Parton when he appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden with her husband, Kurt Russell.
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According to the Oscar winner, she fell in love with Parton when they met face to face. However, that moment of admiration turned into instant confusion after the Grammy winner gave Hawn an odd compliment that still puzzles her.
“Oh my god when I first met Dolly Parton I was never so excited,” Hawn recalls. “She opens the door with Porter Wagoner, and she looked like a gorgeous – that beautiful hourglass figure, amazing and so sweet.” She said, ‘Goldie, you look like Poppin’ Fresh! ‘ “
For those who don’t know, Poppin ‘Fresh is the name of the famous Pillsbury Doughboy, which at the time seemed like a compliment to Hawn.
But although Parton compared her to a famous advertising icon, Hawn still had nothing but praise for the music legend.
“She was so awesome,” the actor said. “I have to go and sing her song with my dad playing [the violin]. It’s just the best memory.
Dolly Parton isn’t the only celebrity to receive a bizarre compliment from Goldie Hawn
While Parton’s compliment took Hawn by surprise, it’s not the only odd commendation she’s ever received.
While on the subject of the singer’s compliment, the At the sea The actor revealed that music legend Elvis Presley gave him an odd cheer at the time as well, and it’s a cheer she still doesn’t understand.
“You know, when I think about it, Elvis called me a newly hatched chicken,” she told Corden. “So I wonder if I sound weird?” I do not know?”