Thanks to his mother’s job, The Matrix Resurrections actor Keanu Reeves even got to wear the very same costume Dolly Parton donned for her famous Playboy cover back in 1978
Keanu Reeves has revealed himself to be an unlikely Playboy bunny.
The actor, 57, paid homage to Dolly Parton one Halloween, when he used the singer’s 1978 Playboy cover as costume inspiration.
“I was Dolly Parton as the Playboy Bunny,” the Hollywood actor admitted when quizzed about his favourite costumes over the years.
“My mother was a costume designer and she made some costumes for Dolly Parton and she once did the cover of Playboy.”
On the iconic cover, the Jolene singer donned a black and pink sequined ensemble which was originally designed by the late Zelda Wynn Valdes – the first ever Black designer to operate a shop on Broadway Street in New York.
Recalling slipping into Dolly’s cover girl outfit, Keanu remembered rocking some “pretty long hair” at the time.
“Somehow I guess [Dolly] didn’t take that home, so we had it, and it was Halloween,” the star explained on Jada’s hit show last week.
“So I put on the ears, then the bustier, I wore sneakers with fishnet stockings and a bowtie.
“I had some pretty long hair,” he added.
Earlier this year, Dolly, 75, recreated her iconic magazine cover shoot for her husband’s 79th birthday.
“Remember sometime back I said I was going to pose on Playboy magazine when I’m 75? Well, I’m 75, and they don’t have a magazine anymore, but my husband always loved the original cover with Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy,” she told her fans on Twitter back in July.
In the video, the country superstar can be seen looking sensational in a tight black bustier and the infamous bunny ears.
“He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years, and I’m not going to try and talk him out of that,” the star added, before surprising husband Carl Thomas Dean on his special day.
Dolly’s Playboy shoot in 1978 was the first time a country singer adorned the cover of that late Hugh Hefner’s men’s magazine – now an online only publication.
The 9 to 5 hitmaker agreed to pose for the magazine on the condition she did not have to strip off and get naked for the snaps.
“I have been asked, back in the day, but that was so totally not me. I would never do that,” she explained to Chicago’s US99 radio station in 2011.
“But that was a good article they ran in there, and it was just a fun thing to do.”
She added: “That was just another way I was trying to market myself, at that time, to kinda get in the mainstream.”
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