When we first heard the plans to have Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in a new TV series, it was our first wish: Is there any chance of Dolly Parton to guest star so we can have our long-desired 9 to 5 reunion?
The duo turned in great performances in Grace and Frankie, along with costars Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson. Now Parton has said she's ready to join the fun in Season 2 of the Netflix series.
While discussing her NBC telepic Coat of Many Colors at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on yesterday, Parton seemed optimistic about booking a spot on Grace and Frankie, saying: "Who's Grace and Frankie?" Parton asked to a roomful of laughter. "Oh, you should of said Jane and Lily," adding: "I told them whenever I get a little block of time, I'd love to come be on the show. We always talked about a [9 to 5] reunion." But then she joked, according to The Hollywood Reporter that actual 9 to 5 reunion would be ghastly now that they've all aged, saying: It would resemble "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" or "Ninety-Five" rather than what fans may have in mind.
Next up for Tomlin is her critically lauded role in Grandma. The film is in theaters Aug. 21, and there's been Oscar buzz for the 75-year-old actress, who was last nominated for her 1975 role in Robert Altman's Nashville.
Turns out 69-year-old Parton hasn't watched the first season of Grace and Frankie, and wasn't even sure if there would be a followup to the first, but we can hope this is going to happen.