Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Are Fighting to Be on 'Empire': 'I've Already Called'

by Denny Directo 6:08 PM PDT, May 07, 2015
Playing Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Are Fighting to Be on 'Empire': 'I've Already Called'

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are just the latest actors lining up to be a part of Empire. The Grace and Frankie stars told ET's Cameron Mathison that they not only love to binge-watch the hit TV show, they want a part on it!

"I've already called," Fonda revealed.

"If you get on Empire before I do, I will just be heartbroken," Tomlin said.

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Anyone else totally for this?! But does this really surprise you?

Not only has the soapy drama proved to be a ratings juggernaut and bonified cultural phenomenon, this past season featured major cameos from Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and Cuba Gooding Jr. Though season two hasn't even begun filming, Lee Daniels told ET he has his sights set on even more A-list starpower, from Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey to Lenny Kravitz and Oprah!

"To see the people that I love so much and I respect so much loving the show and wanting to even partake in it would be -- I still get star struck," star Jussie Smollett told ETonline. "It's unbelievable."

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Smollett also couldn't contain his excitement over the fact that screen legends like Fonda and Tomlin are interested in being a part of the show.

"That's crazy," he said. "That's Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin I've been watching them since I was a kid. That's dope. We'll see."

Watch the full video to find out what other shows Fonda and Tomlin binge-watch. Note to TV producers: cast them!

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