On set with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin


On the Netflix hit show “Grace and Frankie,” actor June Diane Raphael works alongside acting legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, in the role of Fonda’s daughter Brianna. Raphael joined Salon’s Alli Joseph to share the unique friendship Fonda and Tomlin have on and off set and how they have supported her and other women on the show. “I’ve watched them really just want other people to succeed,” Raphael said on “Salon Talks.” “I think they want everybody to be funny. They’re so amazing on the show and they want everybody to be great on the show. So I’ve just felt really supported by them. It’s been amazing.”

Raphael also revealed Fonda and Tomlin’s tight-knight relationship when the cameras stop rolling. “I mean it's so kind of wonderfully perfect. It's like if Grace and Frankie were doing a TV show. And acting in one with each other. That would be what the behind the scenes looks like. It's another show to watch while you're there. It's incredible.” Watch the clip above to hear more about how female producers encouraged Raphael after she had a baby. And check out the full episode “here” to learn more about the show’s fourth season, Raphael’s recipe for delivering a genuine comedic performance and the challenges of being a working mother.

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