Dolly Parton Reveals Keanu Reeves Wore Her Playboy Outfit – See the Photo

In a delightful intersection of the worlds of Dolly Parton and Keanu Reeves, the country music legend recalls meeting a young Keanu. The actor’s mother, Patricia Taylor, designed the iconic bunny outfit that Parton donned for the October 1978 issue of Playboy magazine. As fate would have it, Keanu himself later wore this memorable outfit as a Halloween costume, dubbing it his favorite to date. Parton’s fond memory of Reeves reinforces his reputation as one of Hollywood’s nicest celebrities.

The Crossroads of Dolly Parton and Keanu Reeves

The worlds of music and movies collided when Dolly Parton and Keanu Reeves’ lives intertwined. In an interview with Drew Barrymore, Parton revealed that she met Keanu when he was just a little boy, thanks to his mom Patricia’s profession. Patricia designed several outfits for the singer, including her bunny suit for Playboy magazine. Along these lines, a young Keanu once visited Parton while his mother was fitting her.

“She [Patricia] did a lot of sewing for me, she did a lot of my clothes. But I remember Keanu when he was just little… and somebody knocked on the door. Keanu was already famous at that time. He knocked on the door, and he said, ‘Do you remember me? I’m the little boy that used to sit at your feet while my mama was doing [your fittings].’ And I said, ‘Oh my God!’ I knew he had become a star, but it didn’t connect to me that that was who that was,” Parton said.

Reeves’ Signature Halloween Costume

During the same interview, Drew Barrymore dropped a fun fact about Reeves: he had worn Dolly Parton’s Playboy bunny outfit for Halloween when he was 16 years old. Keanu recounted wearing the full outfit (complete with bunny ears, a bustier, and his own touch of tennis shoes) on a streetcar to David Letterman while promoting The Matrix: Revolutions in 2003. Barrymore revealed to Parton that her Playboy outfit is still Reeves’ favourite Halloween costume.

Barrymore gushed, “I would love to see Keanu Reeves in your [outfit].”

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Images from Playboy’s October 1978 issue show Parton donning the exact outfit that Reeves wore years later.

Keanu Reeves wearing Dolly Parton's Playboy outfit made by his mother, Patricia Taylor

Parton Praises ‘Sweet’ Keanu Reeves

The country music star showered Reeves with praises during their conversation, reaffirming his reputation as one of the nicest celebrities and a “great,” “sweet” guy. Parton’s comments align with the popular perception of the actor, known in Hollywood for his kindness and humility despite his $380-million worth and A-list status.

“He’s great, he’s the sweetest guy,” she commended.

The conversation between Parton and Reeves, who entered the entertainment world at different times, offers a remarkable glimpse into their shared history. Parton dropped her first record in 1967 when Reeves was just three years old, marking the beginning of her illustrious music career. In the meanwhile, Reeves’ film career took flight, culminating in his notable performances in cult-classics like John Wick.

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