Comedy Legend Talks Role In Tina Fey's Latest
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES -- For a moment, Lily Tomlin was 73 going on 40.
In the comedy "Admission," starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, Tomlin plays the young-at-heart seventy-something feminist mother of Fey's university admissions officer.
"When we first sat down, I think I'm their age," Tomlin recalled. "They started asking me about `Nine to Five' and `(The Incredible) Shrinking Woman.' Ha ... they were like 10, 12 years old (when I did those things)."
Like "Admission," which opens Friday, Tomlin's story is very much that of a daughter and mother. Born Mary Jean Tomlin, the comic and actress has been paying homage to her mom since the start of her career, when she adopted "Lily" as a stage name.
"(She) lived to be 91 and was somewhat infirmed by the time she was in her late 80s," Tomlin said. "But she still was funny and wonderful and sweet, so I doubt she felt that old, either."
On her current ABC sitcom "Malibu Country," Tomlin plays the swingin' mother of a newly
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