Jane Fonda And Lily Tomlin Reunite In 'Grace And Frankie'11:21
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Longtime friends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are reuniting for the first time since 1980 in the Netflix show "Grace and Frankie." (Netflix)MoreCloseclosemore
Longtime friends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are reuniting for the first time since 1980 in the Netflix show "Grace and Frankie." (Netflix)

"Nine to Five," starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, hit movie theaters 35 years ago. The two have remained friends since then. Now 77 and 75, respectively, they're reuniting on their first big project since that film.

Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen play the husbands in "Gracie and Frankie." (Netflix)
Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen play the husbands in "Gracie and Frankie." (Netflix)

They play the title characters in the new Netflix sitcom "Grace and Frankie," about two older women whose husbands are business partners.

The women soon find out their husbands are also lovers, when they leave their wives for each other. The two women, former rivals, come to depend on one another during their mutual crisis.

"We like playing women of a certain age - our age - and we thought it would be a very good platform for talking about aging and growing older and the problems that women in particular face," Tomlin told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

Tomlin and Fonda were also were happy to be working with Netflix.

"It's kind of hip to be on Netflix when you're an old broad," Fonda said. The new series debuts Friday, May 8.

Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda starred in "9 to 5" in 1980.
Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda starred in "9 to 5" in 1980.

Guests

  • Lily Tomlin, actress and comedienne who stars as Frankie in "Grace and Frankie." She tweets @LilyTomlin.
  • Jane Fonda, actress, writer and political activist who stars as Grace in "Grace and Frankie." She tweets @Janefonda.

This segment aired on May 7, 2015.

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