Miley Cyrus poses with godmother Dolly Parton in behind-the-scenes snap from country icon’s upcoming Christmas special
The former Disney channel star, 30, joined the holiday show as a special guest on the movie musical titled, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.
The Jolene singer, 76, will work closely with her goddaughter once again as a co-host for Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party in Miami to properly ring in 2023.
In the stylish throwback photo, Miley and Dolly could be seen lounging on traditional director’s chairs while taking a break on set of the country star’s upcoming Christmas special.
Big premiere: Miley Cyrus, 30, shared a behind-the-scenes snap of herself and Dolly Parton, 76, in preparation of the country singer’s TV movie premiere of Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas on Thursday evening
The Hannah Montana star was a celebrity guest on the film, alongside her father Billy Ray Cyrus, and other stars such as Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson.
In the caption of the post, the talented star wrote out, ‘From Co-star to Co-Host,’ referencing to starring in the NBC movie and the duo’s upcoming hosting duties for Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party.
The Climb singer looked glamorous in a fitted, black and white dress that contained a halter top with no sleeves. She slipped on fingerless, elbow-length gloves to complete her ensemble.
Celebration: The former Disney channel star also reposted an official poster to express her excitement for the TV special’s premiere
In the snap, Dolly looked absolutely radiant and youthful wearing a white, satin pant suit. The robe-like blazer contained her embroidered initials on the left side, and also comprised of silver tassels.
Her blonde locks were effortlessly combed into a fashionable hairstyle ahead of filming a scene.
Miley also reposted an official poster of the NBC special onto her Instagram story ahead of the anticipated premiere.
When opening up about the holiday film, the Here You Come Again hitmaker informed Today that the project is a, ‘new movie musical about the making of a network TV special.’
She further added that, ‘It’s a lot of drama. It’s a lot of comedy. A lot of meaningful songs. A lot of meaningful places.’
Ringing in the new year! The Jolene singer will join her goddaughter to co-host Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party taking place in Miami
Getting into the holiday spirit: When talking to Today about the movie, Dolly expressed, ‘It’s a lot of drama. It’s a lot of comedy. A lot of meaningful songs. A lot of meaningful places’
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, she gushed about the film, stating, ‘It’s fun. There’s some good comedy in the show. I think it’s entertaining. I think we got the fun. I think we got the inspiration. I think we got the meaning.’
Along with a number of talented guest stars, some of Dolly’s family also joined in on the project, including two of her sisters, Rachel and Cassie.
The star expressed, ‘that was just a fun thing. And then having all my nieces there, my sisters, and my little grandnephew, Liam, playing the little elf. So I was surrounded with family.’
Dolly stated that she also enjoyed having special guests and friends take part in the project.
‘Having all those wonderful people around and doing it from Dollywood, in our park with a lot of our musicians, dancers, and singers, it was just real special for many reasons to me,’ she movingly added.
Special guests: The singer invited a number of talented guests onto the project, including Willie Nelson (pictured on the right)
Family: Dolly not only had celebrity guests appear on the movie, but a few of her family members also made appearances, including two of her sisters, Rachel and Cassie
After the big premiere of Mountain Magic Christmas, which airs on NBC on Thursday night and streams on Peacock, Dolly will begin to prepare to co-host the New Year’s Eve Party with Miley.
She hinted to Entertainment Weekly what fans and viewers can possibly expect from the NBC special taking place in Miami.
‘I think we are gonna do a medley of Wrecking Ball and I Will Always Love You. We gotta combine some of our things musically, but that would be great if we both could ride in on a wrecking ball,’ the 9 To 5 singer humorously revealed.
‘She may have that plan,’ Dolly added, referencing to what Miley might possibly have up her sleeve. ‘I’ll go with her. I’m gonna be there for her and with her. And we’re both just wild enough to do it.’