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Dolly Parton To Reunite With ‘9 to 5’ Costars Lily Tomlin And Jane Fonda On ‘Grace And Frankie’

Fans of the classic 1980 movie 9 to 5 are feeling very excited after it was revealed that a reunion is in the works with country music star Dolly Parton set to join Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda on their Netflix comedy series “Grace And Frankie.”

Dolly Parton Leaks Plan To Write Her In On “Grace And Frankie”

Dolly spilled the beans during an interview with Scottish ITV host Lorraine Kelly and “Bee Gees” legend Barry Gibb.

“I’ve been trying to do ‘Grace and Frankie’ for years,” Parton, 75, revealed to Lorraine.

“We worked so well together on 9 to 5, it’s a crazy wonderful show,” she added.

“We’ve been trying to write me in somehow,” Parton said of her “Grace And Frankie” appearance. “So when it’s safe for us to actually do a production when they’re back, I’ll probably get around to doing that.”

You can watch the clip from Lorraine’s interview with Dolly Parton and Barry Gibb in the tweet below.

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This 9 to 5 Reunion Has Been A Long Time Coming

This comes a month after Dolly expressed interest in collaborating with Tomlin and Fonda again.

“We’re always hoping that will happen,” she told Today [4]. “We have a great role for her this time, I think she will do it. I’m just hoping she will.”

“She’s extremely busy, she’s always writing books or writing songs … she’s phenomenal,” Tomlin said at the time of why Parton has yet to be on “Grace And Frankie.” She went on to say that Parton’s role might be remote.

“We’re always hoping that will happen,” Tomlin added on the “Today” show [4] last month. “We have a great role for her this time, I think she will do it. I’m just hoping she will.”

People Magazine [5] reported that the production of the seventh and final season of “Grace And Frankie”  has been on hold for the past few months due to COVID-19, but it is expected to resume in June.

If you haven’t seen this popular comedy, you can watch the trailer below.

Dolly Parton Has Been Busy

In the interview with Lorraine, Parton also talked about helping to fund the COVID-19 vaccine.

She donated $1 million to research last year, and this money was listed as specifically being used to help make the vaccine that is now saving countless lives. 

“I was just so happy to be part of that in any way,” Parton said. “I hope that we can get the vaccines out to everybody and then one of these days soon when life is good again we will be able to get out and do the concerts and get back on the road… it will come one day.”

Related: Dolly Parton Reveals The Reason She’s Not Jumping In Line To Get The Vaccine She Helped Fund [6]

Throughout her life, the “Coat Of Many Colors” singer has always gone above and beyond to help others while also bringing joy to millions of people.

We absolutely can’t wait to see Dolly Parton reunite with some old friends on “Grace And Frankie.” This is sure to be a fun one!

For the Dolly, Lily, and Jane fans out there – here’s a little 9 to 5 nostalgia to brighten your day!