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In a new interview with Yahoo Entertainment, one of Hollywood’s most iconic comedians, Lily Tomlin, made known her feelings about the measures taken by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republican lawmakers are taking steps to curtail the rights of transgender people.
“I mean, it’s a travesty to limit the rights of any group. People can’t push back on that,” says Tomlin, who stars in the new film moving on,
“It’s crazy. I don’t know what DeSantis hopes to do in Florida, and I can’t believe he can marshal so many people to support him. Because most people know when injustice is happening. They feel it themselves, whether they accept your point of view or not. At the very least they’ll be doing a reversal. They’ll just say, ‘Well, that’s what the group of people want . You know, they’re not harming anybody.'”
Tomlin, 83, has been married to his wife, Jane Wagner, for 52 years. Tomlin and Wagner married in 2013, the same year same-sex couples were given the right to legally marry in California.
In regards to Tomlin says, “I just don’t understand it.” New laws restricting LGBTQ+ rights, “I don’t understand why so many people in the country are plowing backwards. Thank God it’s not a majority yet, and I’m sure it won’t become one.”
moving on leaves Tomlin behind with her longtime friend and 9 to 5 And grace and frankie Scene partner Jane Fonda. They co-star as estranged friends who reunite at the funeral of another old friend – and consider murdering the recently deceased’s widower (Malcolm McDowell) in revenge for a previous attack. .
Tomlin plays Evelyn, a retired orchestral cellist grieving the death of his wife. In some of the film’s most memorable scenes, Evelyn comforts and encourages the gender-curious grandson of a man living in his retirement facility.
moving on Opens March 17.
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