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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin bare septuagenarian souls in 'Grace and Frankie'

11:13am IST - 01:16

May 07 - Stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin open up about their new television series, ''Grace and Frankie.'' John Russell reports.

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Tripping on muscle relaxants and peyote on the beach, two discarded wives portrayed by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin work through their anger and heartbreak and then ask "now what?" How an uptight Grace (Fonda) and a bohemian Frankie (Tomlin) bounce back from the indignity of abandonment by their husbands at an advanced age is the comic fodder for the new Netflix series "Grace and Frankie." Enjoying an easy rapport 35 years after the two teamed up with Dolly Parton in working women revenge comedy "9 to 5," Fonda, 77, and Tomlin, 75, revel in the rare opportunity to showcase women of a certain age. SOUNDBITE JANE FONDA SAYING: "We are the fastest growing demographic in the world and yet we are not reflected in the media. I am really happy about the fact that 'Grace and Frankie' can begin to expose what it is really like to be older women." Grace and Frankie also star Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. Tomlin, is six-time Emmy winner, while Fonda has earned two Oscars. "Grace and Frank debuts Friday with 13 episodes available for streaming.

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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin bare septuagenarian souls in 'Grace and Frankie'

11:13am IST - 01:16