Actor-comedian Lily Tomlin says her possible marriage to Jane Wagner will be a “beneath the radar” affair.

Tomlin announced last month that the couple is considering exchanging vows.

“Jane and I have been together for 42 years,” Tomlin told E! Online's Marc Malkin at a pre-Emmy event. “We're thinking maybe we'll get married.”

“You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice. Everybody I know who got married, they say it really makes a difference. They feel very happy about it,” she added.

Speaking to E! News on Sunday after winning the Creative Arts Emmy in the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance category for the HBO documentary An Apology to Elephants, Tomlin said that the ceremony would be “very beneath the radar.”

“We won't be able to sell our pictures to People,” she joked.

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