Jane Fonda says her four-time co-star Robert Redford ‘didn’t like kissing’ and ‘has a problem with women’

Every once in a while you get an actor or actress whose press interviews are the gifts that keep on giving. Brian Cox is good at speaking his mind. Jamie Lee Curtis too. And now we’re lucky to be alive during Jane Fonda’s 2023 press tour, where she’s ready for anything, from discussing orgasms with Andy Cohen, to offering Drew Barrymore a new vibrator or revealing what it’s really like to work with Robert Redford.

During an interview at Cannes this week, Fonda spoke candidly about several of her most famous films and co-stars, and while discussing Redford, with whom she co-starred in Bare feet in the park, The Electric Rider, The hunt And Our souls at nightshe explained that it wasn’t always fun being on set with him.

“He’s always in a bad mood and I always thought it was my fault,” Fonda said. The couple first worked together in the 1966 film The huntbut it wasn’t until 2017 that they did our souls that Fonda realized she wasn’t the problem.

“The last movie I did with him was six years ago. What was I, about 80 or something. And I finally knew I had When he arrived on set three hours late in a bad mood, I knew it wasn’t my fault,” she said, but added, “We always had a great time.”

Fonda added that despite their romantic couple in their movies, “He didn’t like kissing,” but she said, “I never said anything [to him about it].”

“He’s a really good person,” Fonda said, though she noted, “He just has a problem with women,” but didn’t elaborate on that comment.

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda
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Redford wasn’t the only co-star Fonda was candid about. from her China Syndrome co-star Michael Douglas, she said “[He] probably don’t like me.

Discuss Lee Marvin, who appeared with her in Cat Ballou, she said, “Lee Marvin was fabulous. He was very funny. He was still drunk. We stayed at the same motel and they had to carry him up the stairs.

And as for French director Jean-Luc Godard, she said: “He was a great filmmaker. I take my hat off. A great filmmaker. But as a man? I’m sorry. No no.”

If you’re wondering who Fonda likes to work with, the answer should be obvious: Lily Tomlin, whom she named as her favorite co-star. Throughout the couple’s decades-long friendship, they worked together on 9 to 5, 80 for BradyAnd Grace and Frankie.


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