Dolly Parton did not initially agree to use her I Will Always Love You track in the Hulu TV series “Pam & Tommy.”
During an interview with IndieWire, Emmy-nominated music supervisor, Amanda Thomas revealed that the country music star, Dolly Parton initially rejected the offer to use her 1973 classic, “I Will Always Love You” in the last episode of the Hulu series about Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s life.
“Dolly was one that was actually denied, initially. She’s certainly very open to things. She’s open for the right things,” Amanda said before revealing how she and her team presented the case to the legendary singer who turned 76 in January and convinced her.
“We went back and we recontextualised the whole thing. And we’re like, ‘Here’s the story we’re trying to tell. We are telling this narrative from Pamela’s perspective, as someone who got the short end of the stick and was not done well by the men in her life.’” She went on to add, “(Pamela’s) in a place where she can look back fondly on this time in her life, and Tommy being a part of that time, but from a point of view that she’s moved on from it and she’s grown from it. The song really speaks to that in a cool way.”
Eventually, she agreed to the usage, with music supervisor Amanda and film director showrunner Robert Siegel ecstatic with the end result.
“When it cleared, Rob was texting me like, ‘I heard Dolly cleared?’ And I was like, ‘Yes, she approved.’ And he was like, ‘Oh my God, thank you so much. That song is probably the most important song,’” Amanda recalled.
Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You is set to play in the final episode of the drama series Pam & Tommy by Hulu.
“Pam & Tommy,” starring Sebastian Stan and Lily James, is out now!
A few days back, the iconic American singer urged her fans to do whatever they can to help Ukrainians.
“Dolly Parton urges fans to do ‘whatever they can’ to help Ukraine”, Daily Mail Online Tweeted.