Grace and Frankie, the Netflix show starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, has released the trailer for their upcoming 5th season. In it, we see the first glimpse of this season’s very special guest star, RuPaul.
The official trailer was released on 8 January and currently has over 200,000 views.
On season 5 of Grace and Frankie, RuPaul plays Benjamin Le Day, a ‘formidable and quick-witted adversary.’ He is first introduced when Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) break into his house.
‘Someone’s coming,’ Grace whispers to Frankie upon realizing someone is home after the break-in. The two women duck behind the kitchen counter.
‘It seems you’re breaking and entering,’ Benjamin says to them.
‘Hey girl,’ Grace responds, flustered, and holding a toaster.
‘Who the fuck are you?’ Benjamin calmly asks.
‘Who the fuck are you?’ Frankie replies, louder.
News of RuPaul’s role on Grace and Frankie broke last year, following a Twitter thread between RuPaul and Jane Fonda which hinted at a cameo appearance.
Fans of the show took to Twitter to express excitement at RuPaul’s guest role.
Oooo I’m excited for Grace and Frankie. RuPaul is gonna be in it. I also hope Lisa Kudrow is back.
— Danny (@TempestKey) January 12, 2019
— Anthony Lund (@AntoPod) January 11, 2019
RuPaul is a regular on season 5 of Grace and Frankie?!! Yasss. Literally cannot wait! My favorite show ever. Besides BMJ sha
— Abi Bamigboye (@abibamigboye) January 11, 2019
I just saw a trailer for Grace & Frankie with mother @RuPaul in it and I am losing my GD mind 🤯😍🤗
— Brandi Nicole (@Brandi_Lud) January 11, 2019
— Michael-Paul Rieth (@mpinmaui) January 10, 2019
RUPAUL IS IN THE NEW SEASON OF GRACE AND FRANKIE
— ashlyn ◟̽◞̽ (@softsoundlarry) January 10, 2019
— n_gordier_🐘 (@nikigordier) January 10, 2019
i screamed when i saw @rupaul in the grace and frankie s5 trailer!!!!!
— pm // panic! in 73 // (@philippa1153) January 10, 2019
Season 5 of Grace and Frankie will be streaming on Netflix beginning 18 January.