Just when you thought you couldn’t love Jane Fonda more, she does an in-depth interview with Maureen Dowd from New York Times it is at the same time informative, poignant, funny and scandalous.
Forget what we think we know about her; all the fundamental things like how she became an ’80s fitness queen, her turbulent times as a staunch anti-Vietnam War protester, which still impacts her life today. Then, of course, there’s the fact that she’s the daughter of legendary Hollywood actor Henry Fonda, and an Oscar winner, just like her father. She’s a tree-kissing activist and media mogul Ted Turner’s ex-girlfriend. But we already know all of this.
However, Dowd’s interview delved into the unknown by engaging Fonda to play the game in a quick-fire Q&A, truth or rumor. This segment appeared after Fonda revealed that she had a fantastic drawer full of vibrators sent in by fans. of “Grace and Frankie”. Fonda’s character sells sex toys in the hit series, and during an appearance on “Ellen,” she threw herself on a fascinating vibrator that can be worn over a silver necklace like a piece of jewelry. From that moment on, fans started sending her vibrators.
“I have a drawer full of vibrators,” Fonda said. “It’s incredible!”
Dowd then asked if Fonda would be “afraid to use one of the dildos received in the mail by a fan?” Fonda replied slyly, “I don’t know… maybe I’ll get someone else to try it first.”
Perhaps one of the biggest revelations from the interview was when Dowd asked Fonda to confirm the rumor that his biggest regret is never having sex with Che Guevera.
“No, I don’t think about him. Who I think about, and what is a big regret, is Marvin Gaye. He wanted it and I didn’t. I was married to Tom. I used to meet a lot of artists trying to do shows for Tom, and the woman who helped me do it introduced me to Marvin Gaye.
Fonda also shared that after her death she learned that Gaye was so in love that he kept a picture of her on his fridge. Wow. This man really loved Fonda.
Here are some excerpts from Maureen Dowd’s delightfully campy Q&A with Jane Fonda:
(Dowd) Did you go to birthday parties at Christina Crawford’s house and hang your coat on some hangers?
(Fonda) I was too young to know from a hanger. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hanger in my life. We were very young. We all had housekeepers in uniform. And there was a big wheel and an elephant.
(Dowd) Did Joan Crawford terrify you?
(Fonda) I didn’t know who she was except that she had those dark eyebrows, and seemed to be very tall and imposing, and she was responsible for all this mishegoss, and I had to do a curtsey.
(Dowd) Ted Turner dressed like Rhett Butler, played the music for “Gone with the Wind” and took you up the stairs?
(Fonda Laughs.) No. However, one day as we were driving to one of his ranches in his Jeep on the bumpy roads and my brother and his wife were with us, he suddenly stopped the car and got out and pulled me out. hugged and sang “Don’t Fence Me In”.
(Dowd) Do you regret not playing Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby?”
(Fonda) I don’t think about it.
Wait what? Jane Fonda was in the running for the lead role played by Mia Farrow in Rosemary baby? I had no idea. As for Marvin Gaye’s admission, he was a sexy man, so Jane has good taste. I have to say I admire her restraint in deciding not to have sex with Gaye because she was married. Hollywood is a city known for its adulterous adventures around every turn, but Fonda keeps it classy, even when tempted by one of the world’s hottest musicians, known for a song called Sexual healing. Wooooo child!
Yes, all I can say is different from the decision I could have made, Miss Fonda kept the class, and today at 82 she still does.
Watch Corey Andrew and Rob Shuter discuss Jane Fonda’s admission and more on today’s episode of “Naughty But Nice” podcast presented by iheartradio.
Read more of Jane’s interview on The New York Times