Jane Fonda thanks Jennifer Lopez for ‘saving her career’


Jane Fonda stars in 'Monster in Law' with Jennifer Lopez
Jane Fonda stars in 'Monster in Law' with Jennifer Lopez
She's had an extraordinary career as an activist, actress and fitness guru, but Jane Fonda credits Jennifer Lopez with resurrecting her career after she went 15 years without landing a role.

The two-time Academy Award winner was quoted in the Daily Mirror saying: “The biggest stroke of luck was getting the role in Monster-in-Law at a point in my career when I had been out of the acting business for 15 years or more.

“It was with Jennifer Lopez, and it was a great comeback for me. I was almost 65 years old when I got this script out of the blue.

While the critics didn’t necessarily rave about the rom-com, Fonda said “It was the only smart career thing I ever did. I thought, ‘People are going to come to the movie to see J.Lo, but they’ll rediscover Fonda’, and that’s what happened.”

“She’s such a gangster bitch! I just love her.”

Lopez was also a fan of Fonda’s calling her a ‘gangster bitch’ during filming.

“Working with Jane Fonda was one of the highlights of my career,” Lopez says. “She is such a powerful presence and so in the moment. It is everything you dream of when you’re coming up as an actress and you think about working with the greats.”

Jane Fonda is arrested in Washington DC in 2019

Fonda went on to have many lead roles, including MiNDFOOD favourite, Grace and Frankie, starring in the lead role as Grace, alongside Lily Tomlin as Frankie. 

While the star has admitted to being closer to her death, now she is 84, Fonda also said that she feels more youthful now than she ever did in her 20s.

She admitted that she felt “lost” when she was younger and was “very unhappy, old and didn’t feel like I would live for very long”.

As for any regrets?

Fonda admitted she is “not proud” of having a facelift and wouldn’t put herself through it again, telling Vogue: “I had a facelift and I stopped because I don’t want to look distorted. I’m not proud of the fact that I had one.

“Now, I don’t know if I had it to do over if I would do it. But I did it.

“I admit it, and then I just say, okay, you can get addicted. Don’t keep doing it. A lot of women, I don’t know, they’re addicted to it.”

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