Jane Fonda’s Candid Confession: “Everyone Sent Me Vibrators, You Should See My Drawer Next To My Bed” | Culture

If there’s one thing Jane Fonda is known for, it’s her honesty. The actress, with a career spanning 60 years and two Oscars (with a total of seven nominations), has never been shy about raising her voice on feminism, environmental issues, father-daughter relationships – her father was the big movie star Henry Fonda – and, of course, sex. Now she’s making headlines again while explicitly talking about her latest project.

One of her most recent roles is playing Grace Hanson in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, with Lily Tomlin, 82. In the series, which has just launched its seventh season, the two women discover that their respective husbands, who have been colleagues for two decades, are also lovers. The sitcom has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards. In the third season, the two friends start a company that makes sex toys for older women, and now, in a video posted by NetflixFonda shared the consequences of this storyline while discussing the show’s final season.

“I’m a big fan of vibrators,” she says in Grace and Frankie: Farewell to 7 seasons with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, remembering what happened after this season aired. “For Christmas everyone sent me vibrators. It’s so funny, you should see my drawer next to my bed.

Grace and FrankieThe final episodes air on April 29, with Dolly Parton as special guest star in the season finale. It became one of the few shows currently airing where the main characters are two older women, which is hard to see these days. The press tour of this last season allowed Fonda to give very interesting interviews, where she spoke, among other subjects, about her father. A few days ago she shared that one of the most important experiences of her life was producing the movie On the golden pondwhere she and Henry Fonda played father and daughter.

“My dad was sick and I knew he wouldn’t live long,” she said. Told vanity lounge. “Working with my dad was like living with my dad: you didn’t get a lot of information. He didn’t talk much. He didn’t want to be offended. But he was there. He was a yeoman. He was a professional. »

Fonda explains that the film was a way to address their complicated relationship. “Put yourself in my shoes. A daughter who absolutely adored her father who never expressed emotion – he didn’t – who never verbalized love or affection, who was extremely repressed. And I can produce a movie and play with him. And in that movie, I can say things to him that I never could say in life. And in the movie, we make up. And in that movie I produce for him, he ends up winning an Oscar. I’m so grateful to have had such an experience. He died five months later, but I have this film. I have this experience with him.

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