Friday, September 19, 2008

Dolly and 9 to 5 Cast's Fave Bosses From Hell

Long before Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, there was Franklin J. Hart Jr. in 9 to 5.

In the 1979 movie, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton play coworkers who seek revenge on their slimy sexist boss (Dabney Coleman) by kidnapping him. The staged musical adaptation opens on Saturday at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown L.A.

I caught up with Ms. Parton (who wrote all the music for the new production) and the stars of the show earlier this morning to find about their own real-life bosses from hell. Here's what they told me:

Dolly Parton: Being the polite gal that she is, Parton didn't want give names or reveal too much, but she says she's had bosses just like Franklin Hart Jr. "They try to watch when your time of the month is just so they could say, 'Well, it must be that time of the month,' " Parton said. "And then they make you act like it's your time of the month because of the way they are!"

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