Keanu Reeves has revealed a surprising connection to songstress-instrumentalist-actress-author-businesswoman-humanitarian Dolly Parton and her famous 1978 Playboy cover, which she recreated for her husband earlier this year.
The 57-year-old John Wick star’s mother, Patricia Taylor, is a costume designer, and designed the bustier that Parton wore on her iconic Playboy cover.
Not only did Taylor design Parton’s bustier, but when she was done with it, she gifted it to her son — and he wore it.
In an appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith‘s Red Table Talk, which served as a Matrix reunion and featured fellow cast members Carrie-Anne Moss and Priyanka Chopra Jonas in honour of the new The Matrix Resurrections in cinemas, Reeves revealed he once wore Parton’s bustier for Halloween. Watch above.
“So my mother was a costume designer,” Reeves told his co-stars.
“She made some costumes for Dolly Parton, and she once did the cover of Playboy, and somehow I guess she didn’t take that home. So we had it, and it was Halloween.”
“So I put on the ears and the bustier,” Reeves continued.
“I wore sneakers with fishnet stockings and the bowtie. I had some pretty long hair, and I was Dolly Parton as a Playboy Bunny.”
Reeves, however, did not share any images of his brief stint as a Playboy Bunny.
Parton herself has been busy this week, having been presented with three new certificates by the Guinness World Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 75-year-old ‘Jolene’ hitmaker received records for most decades (seven) and most No. 1 hits (25) on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart, both for a female artist.
She also broke her own record for most hits on the chart in general, having released 109 songs that have made it on Billboard’s list.
“This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened. I had no idea that I would be in Guinness World Records this many times! I am flattered and honoured,” Parton told the organisation in an interview.
“I’ve had a lot of people help me get here. Thanks to all of you and all of them for helping me have all of this.
“I’ve loved being able to make a living in the business that I love so much. I’ve been so fortunate to see my dreams come true, and I just hope to continue for as long as I can. You’re going to have to knock me down to stop me!”
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