(CNN) Jane Fonda has revealed that a film director once asked her to sleep with him. “He said it was to see what my climax was,” said the actress.
In what context did he say this?
The veteran Hollywood star made the shocking revelation this week when she appeared on the Watch What Happens Live talk show.
In a segment titled “Plead the Fifth”, Jen was asked to name a man in Hollywood who “tried to seduce you” and whom you “rejected”.
Fonda, 85, replied directly: “French director René Clément,” referring to the award-winning director of films such as Battle of the Rails and the Oscar-nominated Forbidden Games, who died in 1996.
Although Jane did not name the film in which the incident occurred, she starred in the 1964 film The Love Cage, which the director directed and co-wrote.
“Was it a sloppy pass?” asked the show’s host Andy Cohen.
Fonda, who sat on the couch next to Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, who also stars in Fonda’s latest film, Book Club: The Next Chapter, said: “Well, he wanted to sleep with me because he Said my character had to have an orgasm … in the movie and I needed to see what my orgasms were like.”
“Are you kidding me?” Cohen replied.
Jane said: “He said it in French and I pretended I didn’t understand.”
Fonda’s revelation is the latest in a wave of high-profile allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood since the #MeToo movement went viral in 2017.
What else did he ask?
Fonda, who has been married three times, said: “I’ve got stories for you, baby… We don’t have time.”
However, he did say that he had seen Michael Jackson and Greta Garbo swimming naked.
Of the former, she said: “He came over and visited me when we were shooting on Golden Pond and I had a little house on the lake.”
The late pop star decided to go skinny dipping. “It was a beautiful moonlit night,” said Fonda, who described her as “skinny”.
Garbo was submerged in the icy water, Fonda remembered. “He had the most athletic body.”
Fonda’s response to Cohen was in regard to the second of the three questions, for one of which he was able to “advocate for the fifth”. [enmienda],
In her long career, Fonda won Best Actress Oscars twice for Klute and Coming Home, and was nominated for five other Academy Awards.
As his first question, Cohen asked which of the nominations he felt was “most deserving” of the title, to which Jane replied that it was the 1982 film On Golden Pond, in which she starred alongside her father, Henry Fonda. did.
Finally, Cohen asked: “Having worked in the entertainment industry for decades, who do you think is the biggest misogynist in Hollywood?”
“Oh my god,” Fonda replied with mock horror. “I accept the fifth [enmienda],