Dolly Parton recalls meeting Keanu Reeves 'when he was just little' as his costume designer mother worked with her

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Dolly Parton opened up astir really she's known Keanu Reeves since he was a child, arsenic she worked pinch his mother, costume designer Patricia Taylor.

The 77-year-old euphony fable appeared connected The Drew Barrymore Show Monday, wherever she was asked astir her activity pinch Taylor, who helped put together nan outfit she wore connected nan screen of Playboy for its October 1978 issue.

'Yes, she did a batch of sewing for me,' nan Jolene creator said of Taylor. 'She did a batch of my apparel for me, but I retrieve Keanu erstwhile he was conscionable little.

'And she would bring him complete to my location for nan fittings aliases I would spell to nan shop wherever she worked.'

Parton, who made headlines past week performing during nan halftime show of nan Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving crippled astatine at AT&T Stadium, told Barrymore that Reeves connected pinch her years later backstage astatine 1 of her concerts.

Dolly Parton, 77, opened up astir really she's known Keanu Reeves, 59, since he was a child, arsenic she worked pinch his mother, costume designer Patricia Taylor, 79 

The celebs were reunited successful January of 2019 successful a station Parton shared connected her Instagram page 

'I was doing a show location and personification knocked connected nan door,' nan 9 to 5 vocalist said. 'And he said, "Do you retrieve me? I'm nan small boy that utilized to beryllium astatine your feet while my mama was [working]."

'And I said, "Oh my God!" I knew he had go a star, but it didn't link to maine that that was who that was.'

Parton said of Reeves, nan staple of action franchises specified arsenic The Matrix and John Wick, 'He's awesome - he's nan sweetest guy.'

Reeves 2 years agone opened up astir really he paid homage to his mom's work, saying his favorite-ever Halloween costume was nan twelvemonth he dressed arsenic Dolly Parton connected nan screen of Playboy successful 1978.

Reeves spoke astir nan costume appearing connected Red Table Talk in December of 2021 pinch his The Matrix Resurrections costars Carrie Ann Moss and big Jada Pinkett Smith.

'I was Dolly Parton arsenic nan Playboy Bunny,' Reeves said. 'My mother was a costume designer and she made immoderate costumes for Dolly Parton and she erstwhile did nan screen of Playboy.'

On nan cover, Parton wore a achromatic and pinkish sequined costume which was initially designed by nan precocious Zelda Wynn Valdes, who was nan first ever Black designer to person a shop connected Broadway Street successful New York.

The euphony fable appeared connected The Drew Barrymore Show Monday, wherever she was asked astir her activity pinch Taylor, who helped put together nan outfit she wore connected nan screen of Playboy for its October 1978 issue

Barrymore held up a transcript of nan rumor which nan early A-lister's mom had worked on

The 9 to 5 vocalist told Barrymore that Reeves connected pinch her years later backstage astatine 1 of her concerts, asking her if she remembered him.

'Somehow I conjecture [Dolly] didn’t return that home, truthful we had it, and it was Halloween,' Reeves said. 'So I put connected nan ears, past nan bustier, I wore sneakers pinch fishnet stockings and a bowtie. I had immoderate beautiful agelong hair.'

Reeves had past chat astir nan costume successful 2 media appearances: In 2019 connected The Talk and during a 2003 quality connected The Late Show pinch David Letterman.

Reeves said successful nan 2003 Letterman appearance, ''My mother did a point for Dolly Parton for Playboy mag erstwhile Dolly Parton did nan cover. She was successful this benignant of outfit and I wore that erstwhile I was 16.'

Reeves donned 'the bustier' and 'the ears' arsenic portion of nan costume, but was unsure of nan cuffs. 

'I didn't do nan cuff,' he said. 'Or did I do nan cuffs? I don't retrieve - and I wore sneakers and for illustration these fishnet things.'

In nan January 2019 quality connected nan CBS chat show, Reeves went into item astir nan circumstances down nan costume.

'There was 1 year, I was successful performing arts precocious school, and Dolly Parton had done nan screen of Playboy and truthful you cognize she had nan bunny' ears, he said. 'I wore that for Halloween. 

'Thank you Dolly! Yeah truthful I was connected a streetcar successful Toronto successful 1983 wearing that.'

Reeves 2 years agone opened up astir really he paid homage to his mom's work, saying his favorite-ever Halloween costume was nan twelvemonth he dressed arsenic Dolly Parton connected nan screen of Playboy successful 1978 

Reeves appeared connected nan programme pinch his The Matrix Resurrections costars Carrie Ann Moss and big Jada Pinkett Smith

On nan screen of nan issue, Parton wore a achromatic and pinkish sequined costume which was initially designed by nan precocious Zelda Wynn Valdes, who was nan first ever Black designer to person a shop connected Broadway Street successful New York

Parton successful 2021 recreated nan Playboy look to observe her hubby Carl Dean's  day successful a clip she posted connected societal media.

'He still thinks I’m a basking chick aft 57 years and I’m not going to effort to talk him retired of that,' Parton said. 'I was benignant of a small butterball successful that one. Well, I’m drawstring food now, but he’ll astir apt deliberation I’m pick cheese, I hope.'

Parton is connected nan promotional way for her caller book Behind nan Seams: My Life successful Rhinestones.