Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will be back onscreen together in a new buddy comedy. Here’s what you can expect from the friends’ collaboration on the new Netflix series, Grace and Frankie.
1. Their Characters’ Husbands Fall in Love With Each Other
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the ladies will be nemeses at first … but then their husbands drop this bombshell on them that changes their lives.
In real life, Fonda has been married three times. She is currently dating record-producer Richard Perry.
Fonda told the Daily News about her intense relationship with Perry.
Tomlin recently married her partner of 42 years, Jane Wagner.
The only thing I have never known is true intimacy with a man. I absolutely wanted to discover that before dying. It has happened with Richard. I feel totally secure with him. Often, when we make love, I see him as he was 30 years ago.
2. The Actresses Starred in ‘9 to 5’ With Dolly Parton
The trio’s movie was a huge hit in 1980. Parton wrote and sang the titular song.
The film chronicles the three coworkers as they work for a sexist boss.
3. The Woman Who Created ‘Friends’ Wrote It
The show, which ran from 1994 until 2004, won 6 Emmys.
So far, it is set to air for 13 half-hour episodes.
In 2013, Kauffman made a statement to Us Weekly about the possibility of a Friends’ movie.
“I’m going to clear this up right now — no, it’s not happening,” she said.
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4. The Show Is Netflix’s Latest High-Profile Project
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 19, 2014
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos said:
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are among the funniest and most formidable actresses ever and it’s an incredible privilege to give them the opportunity to run riot on Netflix.
Netflix has revolutionized the way in which we watch television. The instant streaming allows audiences to binge watch complete seasons of certain series.
Breaking Bad, House of Cards, and American Horror Story are examples of shows that have become popular in this way.
In January, Celebrity Cafe comprised a list of the top 10 series to watch on Netflix.
5. The Stars Are Both in Their 70s
The show focuses on the pair sharing the last chapter of their lives together.