Dolly Parton says '9 to 5' sequel in the works

The country music icon and actress said the discussion around harassment and equal pay made the sequel relevant.
6:31 | 03/02/18

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Backstage with dolly parton. Even after more than a half a century, performing, she still says a little prayer. This isn't the sort of room she is used to performing in. Miss dolly parton! This is the library of congress. I'm just so proud and so honored to be here today with you. The audience here, too young to know dolly parton's 25 gold and platinum records. Her nine grammy awards. ??? Jolene ??? They wouldn't know the lyrics to sing along with 3,000 songs she has written including "Jolene". No, not even "I will always love you. ??? ??? and I will always love you ??? dolly parton wrote that and recorded it first. In fact, this audience, may not even beep aware they're in the presence of country music royalty. Cheese! Everybody say cheese! How does it feel to be called a book lady. I never thought about being the book lady. The painted lady, yes. This week her foundation, the imagination library, crossed a milestone. 100 million books. Given away for free. To promote literacy. She created the imagination library to honor her father. My dad couldn't read and write. I wanted to do something to make him feel part of something special. He took pride in it. The coat of many colors from her childhood. Dedicated the 100 millionth book to the library of congress. There were rags of many colors. Reporter: Of course she read it to the kids. ??? In my coat of many colors that my mama made for me ??? Originally a song. We are country people. Mountain people. My dad was from a large family. Your mom had 12 kids by 35. Yes. They were married at 15. Mama was 15. Daddy was 17. We got a set of twins. Dolly parton's formal edge ended with high school. Graduated on a Friday night. Headed to Nashville on Saturday morning. In 1964 with all move songs and all my dreams. Huge hits like "Here you come again. ??? ??? here you come again ??? made her an international star. The rest as they say, is history. But history has a way of repeating itself. Thinking back to the movie you did in 1980, 9 to 5. 38 years. Has the it been that long? Since you threatened to turn, Dabney Coleman from a rooster into a hen. If you say a word or make an indecent proposal, I will get that gun of mine and change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot. Ha-ha. Awe thought movie one of the first to confront the issue of sexual harassment in the work place. The three stars, had a surprise reunion at last year's Emmy awards. Personally, I have been waiting for a 9:00 to 5:00 reunion since we did the first one. Yeah, well back in 1980 in that movie we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. And in 2017, we still refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical, bigot. There are always prone to be political. I said of front I am not being political. I don't do politics. Not getting into any of that. I have a lot of fans, I dent want to offend anybody. I don't get into that. If you are deciding you may want to ask me something more serious, don't. Because I am not going to answer it. Fair warning. Okay. I stay, I am not going to. Yeah, I -- I might still ask. Of you can still ask, but I might tell you where to pit. You are sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. Portrayed so effectively by actor Dabney Coleman. Hasn't disappeared. We have a president of the United States that said the things on the bus. I'm not interested in that. I do not get into that. Of course I have my opinion about everybody and everything. But I learned a long time ago, keep your damn mouth shut if you want to be in show business. I'm not in politic thousands. I am an entertainer. Also a role model. Yes, I am. That's why I don talk about people. What advice do you have to share with young women coming offage now, facing these same issues. You have got to be really strong in a way that a man has been a strong in his world. You have got to realize you have your own string lt. Does it depress you that this is such a big part of the national conversation when we thought we settled that back in 1980. We weren't going to settle that back then. I think that is always going to be a part of our society. At least now it has been brought to the front. And, I think that everyone that, ever been abused, in any way should come forward and should be, should be, listened to should be heard. Get your scummy hand off of me. In some ways that movie, 9:00 to 5:00. And the Oscar nominated song it inspired. Are even more relevant in the era of me too. Did I hear you say there they're working on that now. Haven't announced probably kick my butt for doing it. I've think that is okay. We have always talked about it. I would say I don't chew my tobacco, but once, don't mess up a good thing. Don't try to redo 9:00 to 5:00. The new idea looked like it was going to bring new girls in. They're going to find us where we are, old characters that twee have come with a business of our own. And we're in business they come to find us to get input on how they should help, run, run the business. And lily Tomlin. Jane fonda. Jane, lily, me. I told them belter get after it. It's going to be 95. Before 9 to 5. Not that she plans to retire any time soon. I always say old as yesterday, but new as tomorrow. Because the I like to be right there. You know, involved in everything. I'll never retire. I hope to do this until I just keel over one day in the middle of a song I wrote. Ms. Parton! Here's hoping that day won't come for a good long time. I'm David Wright for "Nightline" in New York.

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