Here's how Miley Cyrus' absence is bothering Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus Photograph:( Reuters )

ANI Washington Oct 29, 2019, 12.28 PM (IST)

Singer Dolly Parton expressed her sadness over not being able to rope in her favourite star Miley Cyrus for her new Netflix anthology series, `Heartstrings.`

The 73-year-old crooner said on Monday that she had hoped her goddaughter, Miley would be available to act in the series as the role of Jolene which is now being played by Julianne Hough, reported Fox News.

"Years back when I used to think of Jolene, you know, before Julianne came on, I used to think ... I`d love - Miley would have been great at that as well," Parton told the outlet.

"But Miley was doing other things."

The songstress explained that she took a lot of time to decide someone for the role, having gone through "a lot of people" before declaring her decision. "We wanted it to be someone that kind of was described in the song, with auburn hair, ivory skin, the emerald green eyes, which she had all of that," said Parton.

"All she had to do was put on this beautiful red hair and she was the most beautiful Jolene you could ever, ever get." "She`s such a great little actress," Parton continued while singing the praise of Miley. "She`s just got such a great spirit and she`s a great singer."

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The 73-year-old crooner said on Monday that she had hoped her goddaughter, Miley would be available to act in her series as the role of Jolene which is now being played by Julianne Hough, reported Fox News.