Lately Lily Tomlin has been on our minds. Maybe it's because she is featured in the Vito documentary and we're reminded of so many of her iconic characters she's created over the years. Or maybe we just wish there were more funny gals like her in our life.
Turns out Tomlin is still turning in great performances, we just weren't tuning in. She stars in ABC's Malibu Country as the free-sprited, pot-smoking mother of Reba McEntire's aging country singer.
The Advocate reports that, during last week's TCA panel, Tomlin said she accepted the role because she's been "very taken with Reba for a long time." We know quite a few lesbians who would agree.
"I thought this character would be an opportunity... Lillie Mae's part was to be audacious, outrageous, to say it like it was," Tomlin said. "She's willing to experiment and try anything, where Reba is kind of shut down. Lillie Mae's anything but. I hope she'll even be a bad influence on the kids. I can see her getting involved in anything in the world."
Then the 72-year-old actress went one step further and said: "This will probably be my last project before I go to the motion picture home. And I think that's appropriate."
We hope it was a joke! Or maybe she was saying she'll return to a larger movie project next? We're so confused!