Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa Boy Has Role in Dolly Parton Movie, Was Extra in 'Mockingjay, Part 2'

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa Boy Has Role in Dolly Parton Movie, Was Extra in 'Mockingjay, Part 2'

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Forrest Deal, a 12-year-old from Fayette, isn't the only local actor to take on a role in "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors."

Taylor Thomas, 10, from Tuscaloosa, landed a role in the film that tells the story of Parton's childhood - how she grew up poor and her run-ins with bullies at school.

Taylor, who didn't have any lines, portrayed 9-year-old Dolly's classmate alongside Forrest's character, bully Rudy Sanders.

"I was little dolly's classmate so I had to play the part of a student. I was also one of the kids that made fun of Dolly's coat. I was in a lot of the church scenes as a church member," said Taylor, who is student at Rock Quarry Elementary School.

Viewers can look for Taylor in the movie when it airs for a second showing at 8 p.m. on Christmas on NBC.

The family-oriented, faith-based film is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. …

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