‘The Young and Restless’ News: Alyvia Alyn Lind Chosen To Play Young Dolly Parton In New Movie

'The Young and Restless' News: Alyvia Alyn Lind Chosen To Play Young Dolly Parton In New MovieSeven-year-old Alyvia Alyn Lind who plays Nick Newman and Sharon Newman’s daughter Faith  on the popular Daytime Soap “The Young and the Restless” received good news today.  Alyvia was chosen by Dolly Parton to play her as a young child.  Even though Alyvia thought she was meeting with producers, Dolly surprised Alyvia and told her she would be portraying her in a new NBC movie called, “Coat of Many Colors.”  The movie, named after Dolly’s song, will be based on Dolly’s upbringing, with Dolly serving as executive producer.

Alyvia was extremely thrilled especially when Dolly told her, “When I was watching your audition I thought I wish I had been that pretty, I wish I had been that smart.  I really felt you and I thought well I would be so honoured to have you play little Dolly so we are announcing today that your are it.”

Alyvia is a wonderful little actress and we cannot wait to see the movie!


Dolly Parton Surprises Little DollyDolly Parton surprises Alyvia Lind with the big news that she will portray little Dolly in the upcoming NBC movie #CoatOfManyColors.

Posted by NBC on Monday, July 13, 2015

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  1. Christy Maurer says

    Awww, how cool for her! I do like Dolly Parton movies. They are usually really sweet and heartwarming.

  2. Elizabeth L says

    That’s pretty exciting news! It looks like she could have an amazing career in front of her considering what is already on her resume!

  3. Sandy says

    That Dolly never ages! Wow…what a terrific opportunity for this young actress! She’s cute as a button. Looks like this will be a role of a lifetime for her!

  4. Jeannette says

    How cool! I love Dolly Parton and will be looking forward to checking out this movie!

  5. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    How exciting for her. It sounds like she is well on her way to a very successful career at her young age.

  6. Sandy KS says

    That is pretty sweet. I always loved that son by Dolly Parton.

  7. Nina Say says

    They really made a great decision! She’s such a gorgeous little girl, a definite little Dolly.

  8. Alli says

    I can’t imagine how excited that little girl was when Dolly broke the news herself. I’ve always loved Dolly and am looking forward to the new movie.

  9. Mykidsguide says

    I love Dolly Parton and I’m excited for the little girl. I’m sure she’ll play her role well.

  10. Chris G says

    I bet she is super excited about that! I don’t personally watch soaps but my wife loves this particular show.

  11. Lynndee says

    That is wonderful! She is so cute and I have no doubt she will make a great little Dolly.

  12. Jeanine says

    How awesome for her! That is pretty cool.. My mom used to watch this every single day up until she died when I was 16. It was her fave show. I haven’t seen it since though!

  13. Shaney Vijendranath says

    She’s so adorable! I would be just as excited as her if I found out that I would be playing young Dolly Parton! Love that woman. Good luck to her.

  14. Uplifting Families says

    That is so cool. I love Dolly Pardon. She us an amazing actor and singer. I’ll have to check out this movie when it comes out.

  15. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg now this is just the coolest and most exciting news ever!! I just love Dolly Parton! Swear the woman just gets more fabulous with age 😉

  16. Lauren says

    What awesome news! I love this little girl and she’s going to do awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Erin says

    I just love Dolly Parton! I cant wait for this movie to come out!

  18. Krystal says

    I haven’t watched this show in SO long. I remember watching it with my mom growing up.

  19. Fariha N. says

    She is a wonderful choice for young Dolly. I can’t wait till this movie is out. I really am a big country music fan and I love me some Dolly.

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