Julie Murphy Talks DUMPLIN’ Set Visit, Reveals Cameo

Drag queens, Jennifer Aniston, and more: Go behind the scenes of DUMPLIN!

Julie Murphy‘s hilarious, body positive YA novel Dumplin’ has been adapted into a Netflix original film that drops on the streaming service this Friday, so Epic Reads got the behind-the-scenes gossip before the big release!

The book and movie tell the story of Willowdean Dickson (Danielle MacDonald), a plus-sized Texas teen with a sharp wit whose protest entry into a beauty pageant to spite her mother (Jennifer Aniston) shakes up the social hierarchy in her small town. Along the way, she’ll find her courage tested in unexpected ways, because making a statement is never easy.

In a new video, Julie is talking about her favorite behind-the-scenes moments from her visit to the set, including watching one particular scene from the books come to life and filming her cameo in a flashy sequence.

And don’t worry, Julie did meet Dolly Parton eventually!

Dumplin’ comes to Netflix this Friday, December 7, 2018.


By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary