Blythe Danner

Two-time Emmy winner Blythe Danner (Huff), Madeline Zima (Californication) and Sarah Bolger (The Tudors) have joined Shonda Rhimes' period drama pilot Gilded Lillys.

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Written by KJ Steinberg (Gossip Girl, The Nine) and set in 1895, Lillys follows the opening of the first true luxury hotel built in New York City, along with the Lily family who owns it, the staff who work there and those who stay there.

Danner will play Caroline, the ruthless and wickedly funny widowed grandmother. Bolger will play Violet, the virginal, beautiful and rebellious daughter who has a devoted personal maid Abigail (Zima).