Six-year-old Fayetteville resident Hannah Goergen takes a minute with Dolly Parton. Hannah will play the part of Parton’s youngest sister in “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” on TV tonight. Photo/Submitted.
A 6-year-old Fayetteville girl will be one of the stars in Dolly Parton’s “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” which will be broadcast Nov. 30 on NBC.
Six-year-old Hannah Goergen plays the part of Dolly Parton’s younger sister, Cassie. The show is a sequel to 2015’s “Coat of Many Colors.”
“I loved it,” Hannah said of the production and having a speaking part in the show. “There were so many things to do, acting and playing.”
Hannah’s mom, Rachel, spoke about the circumstances that led to Hannah being in the production.
Hannah, along with hundreds of girls, responded to a casting call last year for the original “Coat of Many Colors.” It was a non-speaking part for an extra, Rachel explained.
“This year they invited her back as an extra. Then they said they wanted her to be cast as a family member,” Rachel said of Hannah’s first part as a cast member and playing the role of Parton’s younger sister, Cassie.
Not bad for the ripe of age of 6 years. considering the show will be broadcast nationally on Nov. 30.
Cassie’s grandfather, Bob Lester, also of Fayetteville, said the show was taped during the summer near Covington.
“Hannah walked the red carpet with the real Cassie [Nov. 22] in Dollywood,” grandmother Joyce Lester added.
Providing information about the show, NBC said, “Last December, just in time for Christmas, the amazing Dolly Parton delighted viewers and critics alike with her deeply heartwarming tale drawn straight from her inspiring real life and music. In an all-new holiday sequel, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons are drawn closer together than ever -— with deepened faith and love for one another.”
Understandably excited for and proud of her daughter, Rachel on Monday gave her impression of the show.
“It’s such a good, strong family movie,” Rachel said, her excitement obvious. “It’s one you can watch with your kids and it warms your heart.”
“Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” will air on Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. on WXIA-TV.