“9 to 5” is getting a sequel with the original trio of Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin all returning, confirmed Fonda at the Television Critics Association panel for her HBO documentary, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”
“My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking to the writers,” Fonda said. “Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending to be in it.”
Fonda also gave her thoughts on how sexual harassment in the workforce has changed since the 1980 workplace comedy was released. She notes that women used to be able to take their complaints to the company they worked for. Now, that’s no longer the case.
“Today, a lot of the workforce is hired by an outside company, so if there’s a problem, who do you complain to? Who do you fight with? Plus, with social media and the internet, you can be spied on very easily,” she said.
However, she does think the #MeToo movement has helped women avoid work palce harassment more these days.
“I do think sexual harassment will tend to drop, because guys are scared,” Fonda says.