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Grace and Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin talk the Netflix’s show’s final season

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Just days before the final episodes of Grace and Frankie debut on Netlflix, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are opening up about the highly-anticipated cameo from Dolly Parton.

Netflix announced in November that the 76-year-old Parton will guest star in the final season, 42 years after teaming up with Fonda, 84, and Tomlin, 82, in the 1980 classic film 9 to 5.

Now that the season is about to debut on Friday, April 29, the stars are opening up about the cameo and the final 12 episodes in an interview with ET.

Opening up: Just days before the final episodes of Grace and Frankie debut on Netlflix, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are opening up about the highly-anticipated cameo from Dolly Parton
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Opening up: Just days before the final episodes of Grace and Frankie debut on Netlflix, stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are opening up about the highly-anticipated cameo from Dolly Parton

Guest star: Netflix announced in November that the 76-year-old Parton will guest star in the final season, 42 years after teaming up with Fonda, 84, and Tomlin, 82, in the 1980 classic film 9 to 5

Guest star: Netflix announced in November that the 76-year-old Parton will guest star in the final season, 42 years after teaming up with Fonda, 84, and Tomlin, 82, in the 1980 classic film 9 to 5

While the stars wouldn’t divulge any specifics about Parton’s role, they were certainly excited about it.

‘It’s not just the fact that Dolly shows up. It’s how she shows up. What the story is that brings her on. It’s just beyond perfect,’ Fonda said.

‘We were both just so moved when she turned that chair around and there she was,’ Tomlin teased, though it’s unclear what episode she shows up in.

Excited: While the stars wouldn't divulge any specifics about Parton's role, they were certainly excited about it

Excited: While the stars wouldn’t divulge any specifics about Parton’s role, they were certainly excited about it

Moved: 'We were both just so moved when she turned that chair around and there she was,' Tomlin teased, though it's unclear what episode she shows up in

Moved: ‘We were both just so moved when she turned that chair around and there she was,’ Tomlin teased, though it’s unclear what episode she shows up in

The series debuted in 2015 starring Fonda and Tomlin as the title characters – whose lives were turned upside down when their longtime husbands (Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen) left them for each other.

When the show closes out its seven-season run, it will make history as Netflix’s longest-running series ever with 94 episodes.

During a premiere event in Hollywood, Tomlin admitted, ‘”I am emotional now. We are sorry to finish it.’

Husbands: The series debuted in 2015 starring Fonda and Tomlin as the title characters - whose lives were turned upside down when their longtime husbands (Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen) left them for each other

Husbands: The series debuted in 2015 starring Fonda and Tomlin as the title characters – whose lives were turned upside down when their longtime husbands (Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen) left them for each other

Emotional: During a premiere event in Hollywood, Tomlin admitted, '

Emotional: During a premiere event in Hollywood, Tomlin admitted, ‘I am emotional now. We are sorry to finish it’

‘So, it will be very tough watching this last season,’ she added, a sentiment her co-star Fonda mirrored.

‘We both miss it and we’ve talked about how we miss it,’ Fonda said, adding how she’s proud of how the show has younger and older viewers alike.

‘We’re very proud of that. We like it. Given that we’re in our 80s,’ Fonda said.

Tough: 'So, it will be very tough watching this last season,' she added, a sentiment her co-star Fonda mirrored

Tough: ‘So, it will be very tough watching this last season,’ she added, a sentiment her co-star Fonda mirrored

Miss: 'We both miss it and we've talked about how we miss it,' Fonda said, adding how she's proud of how the show has younger and older viewers alike

Miss: ‘We both miss it and we’ve talked about how we miss it,’ Fonda said, adding how she’s proud of how the show has younger and older viewers alike

Tomlin credited the show’s longevity to the ‘life chemistry’ between herself and Fonda, along with the writing staff.

‘The writing is good, and we are truly, in real life, friends, and that shows, I think,’ Tomlin revealed.

‘I think that it brings hope to people. It makes them less afraid about getting old,’ she added.

Writing: Tomlin credited the show's longevity to the 'life chemistry' between herself and Fonda, along with the writing staff

Writing: Tomlin credited the show’s longevity to the ‘life chemistry’ between herself and Fonda, along with the writing staff

Friends: 'The writing is good, and we are truly, in real life, friends, and that shows, I think,' Tomlin revealed

Friends: ‘The writing is good, and we are truly, in real life, friends, and that shows, I think,’ Tomlin revealed

‘Well, if those two women can survive that kind of trauma that happened in the first episode, then maybe I’ll be okay kind of thing,’ Tomlin clarified.

They will next be seen in the upcoming movies Moving On and 80 For Brady with NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

It’s unclear when either of those films will be slated for release at this time.

Clarified: 'Well, if those two women can survive that kind of trauma that happened in the first episode, then maybe I'll be okay kind of thing,' Tomlin clarified

Clarified: ‘Well, if those two women can survive that kind of trauma that happened in the first episode, then maybe I’ll be okay kind of thing,’ Tomlin clarified

Movies: They will next be seen in the upcoming movies Moving On and 80 For Brady with NFL quarterback Tom Brady

Movies: They will next be seen in the upcoming movies Moving On and 80 For Brady with NFL quarterback Tom Brady

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