Jane Fonda Shades Megyn Kelly: 'She's Not That Good an Interviewer'
By Elizabeth Stanton
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Jane Fonda had some choice words for Megyn Kelly this weekend.
During a Q&A with Variety about her upcoming documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, the iconic actress discusses everything from equal pay for women in Hollywood, to Oprah running for president.
"You've been an example to everyone on how to age beautifully and with strength and unapologetically," Kelly said, praising Fonda. "You admit you've had work done, which I think is to your credit, I think you look amazing. Why did you say -- I read that you said you felt you're not proud to admit that you've had work done. Why not?"
Fonda replied, "We really want to talk about that now?"
Kelly continued to discuss her looks, but Fonda ultimately deflected back to the movie. "But let me tell you why I love this movie that we did, Our Souls at Night, rather than plastic surgery," she said, changing the subject.
Fonda also joked about Kelly earlier this month with her Grace and Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin when they appeared on Today with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie. As they talked about how long they had known each other, Fonda replied, "Fifty years."
“Long time,” Tomlin added before turning to Fonda to jokingly say, “I think before your first facelift.” Fonda quickly replied, “Let's not go there. Who are you, Megyn Kelly?”
The room immediately erupted in laughter. Tomlin then said, “Oh, that’s right! I forgot she was the one. I thought it was Hoda or Savannah.”
Fonda has been open in the past about her plastic surgery. In 2015, she told W magazine, "I did have plastic surgery. I'm not proud of the fact that I've had it. But I grew up so defined by my looks. I was taught to think that if I wanted to be loved, I had to be thin and pretty. That leads to a lot of trouble."
Jane Fonda in Five Acts will air on HBO later this year. For more on Fonda, watch the video below.