Monday, July 13, 2015

'The Young and the Restless' Actress Alyvia Lind To Play Young Dolly Parton on 'Coat of Many Colors'

Alyvia Alyn Lind learns she will be playing young Dolly Parton from
Dolly herself.
Alyvia Lind, who plays Faith Newman on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, just received a huge surprise from Dolly Parton. The music icon personally gave her the news that she will play Dolly as a child in the upcoming original movie Coat of Many Colors.

Coat of Many Colors, named after the singer's hit song, will be based on Parton's upbringing, with the Parton serving as executive producer.

Young Dolly Parton
Parton had called the 1971 track her favorite song she has written. It tells the story of how her mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags given to the family, telling her the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors. But when the girl, all excited, debuts the new coat at school, she is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing rags.

The original coat is now on display in Parton's Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.

NBC's deal with Parton includes a series of standalone TV movies based on Parton's songs, stories and life. They will contain music but won’t be musicals, with Parton possibly appearing in some. Parton is developing the projects with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Watch Lind learn the news in the video below:

In addition to her Y&R role, Alyvia Alyn Lind has also played Young Amanda on Revenge, and Jenny Masters on Masters of Sex.


  1. So happy for this sweet girl. She is a great little actress as I've seen on Young and Restless..