Newly-engaged Bridesmaids star Ellie Kemper is begging Dolly Parton to perform at her wedding this summer (12).
The actress announced her plans to wed writer Michael Koman last month (07Dec11), during an interview with her fiance's former boss, U.S. late night host Conan O'Brien, and now she's using TV time to land her dream wedding singer.
A lifelong fan of the Jolene star, Kemper launched her appeal during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (04Jan12).
She said, "One plan I've had for, like, 20 years... is I want Dolly Parton to sing at my wedding... Dolly, if you're watching, I will pay for at least your way there on air fare, you can take home any left over cake (and) there will be probably, like, a free brunch the next day. And you don't have to play 9 to 5 if you're sick of it."
Kemper added, "I think that won't happen. I don't know what her going rate is; I imagine I can't afford it. But I'm a huge Dolly Parton fan... I think (fiance) Michael likes her, but it doesn't matter."