Lily Allen and Dolly Parton talk women’s rights and working 9-5
What happens when two female pop icons kick off their Louboutins and sit down for a cup of tea and a chinwag? Lily Allen and Dolly Parton put the world to rights in an interview for Radio Times, discussing everything from the difficulties of wearing heels in mud to the queen of country’s goddaughter Miley Cyrus – who, by the way, she says is ‘fantastic’.
Here are our favourite soundbites from the interview.
Dolly on… the acceptance of women in the workplace
‘Women have got a long way to go, but I really think we’ve made a lot of great strides since Jane Fonda starred in 9 to 5,’ she told Lily. ‘I think women have been accepted a lot over the years.’
On being raised by men
‘It served me well, being a girl, and being brought up in a family of men. Six brothers, my dad, close to all my uncles. So I know men, I love men, I understand men.’
On advancing career opportunities
‘I felt I was part of a whole new movement, especially in the workplace. It has more to do with your attitude, your personality and your talent. There are a lot of wonderful women out there doing a lot of wonderful things.’
On bringing girl power to Glastonbury
‘What should I expect? Mud? I’ll be wearing my high heels, even if I’m up to my knees in mud. I’m a little bit apprehensive. I’m excited, I just want to make sure I do the right show.’