Ernie Hudson Boards Grace and Frankie
Oz and Mob City alum Ernie Hudson, who recurs on CBS’ new drama series Scorpion, has added a couple of extra gigs. He’s set to guest star in one episode of the TV Land comedy Hot In Cleveland, then will segue to a multi-episode arc on Netflix’s new comedy Grace And Frankie. On Hot In Cleveland, The Mavrick Artists-repped Hudson will play the ex-husband of Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) who suddenly reappears to help her come to terms with their once-embarrassing legacy. That episode is slated to air in 2015. After that, he’ll begin work on Grace And Frankie, starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as longtime nemeses whose husbands, it turns out, fall for each other. He’ll play the love interest of Frankie (Tomlin) in an arc for debut in 2015.
Jane Fonda talks Grace and Frankie in new interview
In Grace and Frankie, you and Lily Tomlin play the wives of Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, who announce they’re divorcing you both to marry each other, now that gay marriage is legal in so many states. What can you tell us about Grace and her reaction to learning that her husband is gay? Oh my God, it’s traumatic, are you kidding? After 40 years of marriage? It’s an interesting series. There’s a lot of pathos. She’s having her life upended after 40 years by this and yet, it’s also funny. It walks this very thin line. Like Orange is the New Black, it has elements of comedy and drama. This is also about women getting older and having the rug pulled out from under them. Suddenly, they have to ask themselves, “Who am I?” What kind of future is there for them? And there are adult children involved. We have a wonderful cast playing our kids, who have to deal with this strange thing that’s happened. Right now, we’re shooting a scene where my character’s two children and Lily’s two children are having dinner with the two fathers. It’s very funny but it’s also very awkward. – See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/interview-jane-fonda-on-her-ties-to-atlanta-working-with-tina-fey-and-her-new-netflix-series/#sthash.avHcHHGM.dpuf
Jane Fonda to be honored at Variety’s Power of Women Event
Variety’s Power of Women event, presented by Lifetime Television, announced on Tuesday that actresses Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley have been selected as Variety’s “Lifetime Impact Honorees.”
Jane Fonda – Upcoming Talk Show Appearances
Mo 9/8: David Letterman, Michael J. Fox, guest co-host Jane Fonda (R 5/12/14)
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Mo 9/15: Jane Fonda, Ike Barinholtz, Mastodon
Joe Morton, Geoff Stults Join Netflix’s ‘Grace and Frankie’
Netflix’s Grace and Frankie is flushing out its supporting cast.
Scandal Emmy-winner Joe Morton, Enlisted’s Geoff Stults and Spin City’s Barry Bostwick have boarded the comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The single-camera comedy centers on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married. The women, much to their dismay, find that their lives are permanently intertwined and, much to their surprise, find they have each other.
Stults will recur as Mitch, Mallory’s (Brooklyn Decker) husband of seven years. The character is an OBGYN and father of two who is always on call and trying to do the best he can with juggling his husband/father and doctor duties. Stults, who most recently starred in CBS’ comedy pilot Cuz-Bros, toplined Fox’s short-lived critical darling Enlisted. The comedy remains in contention for a second season at Yahoo Screen. Stults is repped by UTA and Thruline.
Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry Join Netflix’s ‘Grace & Frankie’
They’ll play the adult children of the lead characters on the comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
Netflix is introducing some kids with problems into the mix of its upcoming Jane Fonda/Lily Tomlin comedy, “Grace & Frankie.” Brooklyn Decker and Ethan Embry have joined the cast of the 13-episode series.
The single-camera, half-hour comedy finds Fonda’s Grace and Tomlin’s Frankie facing the last chapter of their lives together after their husbands unexpectedly marry each other.
Decker will play Mallory, the younger daughter of Grace’s ex-husband Robert, portrayed by Martin Sheen. A classic beauty like Grace, Mallory modeled her marriage after her parents. and now that their relationship has blown up, she doubts all aspects of the choices she’s made in her life.
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