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Lily Tomlin is “Grandma” in her new film

Lily Tomlin is on a role right now and it couldn’t be happening to a more talented and terrific person.

The recent Kennedy Center Honors recipient not only has a Netflix series with Jane Fonda later this year, she also stars in the film Grandma which was well-received at the Sundance Film Festival and picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics.

The last time Lily had a starring role in a film (Big Business), the Berlin Wall was still standing and Ronald Reagan was president of the US!

She plays a feminist poet who is breaking up with her far younger girlfriend and still dealing with the death of her longtime partner. The poet’s granddaughter shows up needing money for an abortion and Lily’s character takes her around LA trying to get the money for it.

‘I know I’m putting myself on the line, kind of,’ Lily tells the Los Angeles Times. ‘But I trusted (writer-director by Paul Weitz) and I liked the material. First of all, he had written it with me in mind, and he wanted me. Then as we worked through the material, it just seemed like a good thing to do.’

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