At 75 years old, Lily Tomlin is far from slowing down. In fact, she's actually breaking down barriers.
With her Emmy-nominated performance in Grace and Frankie, the Netflix series about two women who bond after
their husbands come out as gay, and her new film, Grandma, the actress is breaking down stereotypes about age and the
LGBT community on screen.
In Grandma, a
Sundance hit opening in theaters on Friday, Tomlin plays Elle Reid, who
has recently lost her partner of 38 years. She is just learning how to fall in
love again when her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) turns to her to get an
abortion. Elle is no fixer. But as Tomlin puts it, “it’s just laid on her” and
in the course of trying to help her granddaughter shape up, Elle’s forced to deal
with her own hang-ups.