EXCLUSIVE: Lily Tomlin Says She’s ‘Trying’ to Get Dolly Parton on ‘Grace and Frankie’

“We’re trying [to get her on the show],” Tomlin told ET’s Nancy O’Dell on the red carpet. “She has so much stuff this year that I don’t know if she’s going to be able to do it.”

“Jane and I both want her on the show. [We would be] very, very excited to have her on the show,” she added. “One of these days we’re trying to work it in.”


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What led you to show business?

When I was a child, I invented shows I did on my back porch. I’d do everything—tell jokes, do magic tricks, tap dance, whatever I thought was engaging. I sold tickets. I’d cast the other kids.

No stage fright?

I was fearless. I didn’t fear anybody or anything when I was a kid. I constantly was striving to challenge myself. It’s when I got into [show] business that I started to fear things [laughs].