Jane Fonda didn’t mind giving names on a recent episode of “Watch What Happens Live.” When host Andy Cohen asked her to name “one man in Hollywood” who tried but failed to “pick her up,” she said,
The French director René Clément.
This question came up during a game on Cohen’s show called “Plead the Fifth,” in which guests can only say “no” to one out of every three questions. When asked about “the biggest misogynist in Hollywood,” Fonda didn’t hold herself back from saying what she had to about Clément.
Well, he wanted to go to bed with me because he said that the character had to have an orgasm in the movie, and he needed to see what my orgasms were like, but he said it in French, and I pretended like I didn’t understand,
Fonda told Cohen Monday.
I have stories for you, kid. We don’t have time,
The famous actor said that Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, who are also in her new movie “Book Club: The Next Chapter,” were present on the show as well.
But the political activist didn’t stop there. She said she saw Michael Jackson and Greta Garbo naked, and she said Greta Garbo “had the most athletic body.”
Cohen asked more about Jackson, which reminded Jane Fonda of a play she did in 1981.
Well, he came and visited me when we were shooting ‘On Golden Pond,’ and I had a little cottage right on the lake, and it was a beautiful moonlit night,
said Jane Fonda before Cohen interjected to suggest:
And you said, ‘Let’s skinny-dip.’
Jane Fonda replied.
He did. I think because he knew that he was gonna die young and that I would talk about him being naked. He was skinny.
Even though the 85-year-old actor was joking about why the pop star did what he did, she and Jackson were good friends. The famous musician was between the age of 22 and 23 at the time. He was still a year away from putting out “Thriller,” which became the best-selling album of all time.
Jane Fonda recently talked about her body dysmorphia and said she was fired as a secretary “because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss.” She also said which of her Oscar-nominated roles she thought should have won: “On Golden Pond.”
Fonda won the Best Actor award for “Klute” and “Coming Home,” but she lost the Best Supporting Actor award for “Pond” to Maureen Stapleton, who was in Warren Beatty’s critically acclaimed historical drama “Reds.”