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Lily Tomlin on What Makes 9 to 5 Such a Special Movie

Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

One of Lily Tomlin’s most beloved roles is Violet Newstead, the plucky office manager tired of being passed over by her less-qualified male counterparts for a promotion in 9 to 5. In part three of our interview with Tomlin and Grandma director Paul Weitz, we asked her about the cultural significance of the iconic office satire. 

Slate Sessions video edited by Anne Marie Lindemann. Interview booked by Raquel Bruno. Executive produced by Ayana Morali.