Kathie Lee & Hoda: Jane Fonda Interview
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb welcome Jane Fonda, two-time Academy Award winning actress, to the studio to talk about her new movie, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, roles for older women, being a sex symbol at 74 years old and much more.
Jane Fonda: Peace Love & Misunderstanding Review
In Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, Jane Fonda plays Grace, a hippie, artist grandmother. Her daughter’s, played by Catherine Keener from Being John Malkovich and The 40-Year-Old Virginfame, husband wants a divorce, so she comes to Momma. Grace has not seen her daughter in 20 years and has never met her grandchildren, one of which is played by Elizabeth Olsen in her first movie role. The movie opens in theaters on June 8 2012.
Jane Fonda says that she loves a movie that can make you laugh and also make you cry. Peace, Love and Misunderstanding is about love and forgiveness and we can’t get enough of that. She says she has never played a character like Grace before and she loved it.
Jane Fonda’s a Sex Symbol at 74 Years Old!
Kathie Lee and Hoda ask Jane Fonda what it feels like, at the age of 74, to be considered a sex symbol. Jane jokes and says, “It’s funny. I never imagined I’d live this long, let alone be considered a sex symbol.” She goes on to say it is fun to play characters like Grace…women that are fun and robust.
Jane Fonda’s Opinion on Meryl Streep
Jane Fonda tells us that someone told her the other day that Meryl Streep has become the new Harrison Ford, meaning she can open a movie in August and you know it’s going to make money. Fonda goes on to say Streep’s success helps other women. She says that older women are the fastest growing demographic in the world, so Hollywood has to get with it and make movies for us and with us and they will.