Jane Fonda is queen, in case you forgot.
The Grace and Frankie star appeared on Megyn Kelly Today on Wednesday and had the best response when Kelly asked her an unwarranted question.
“You’ve been an example to everyone, on how to age beautifully and with strength. And unapologetically. You admit you had work done. I think it’s to your credit. You look amazing. I read you felt you’re not proud to admit you had work done, why not?”
To which Jane responded,
“We really want to talk about that now?”
“Well, one of the things people think about when they look at you, is how amazing you look.”
And Jane replied,
“Thanks. Good attitude. Good posture. Take care of myself. Let me tell you why I love this movie that we did, Our Souls at Night, rather than plastic surgery.”
Now, let’s unravel this, shall we?
First of all, it’s really frustrating that Megyn Kelly asked this question in the first place. She literally acknowledged that it’s not something Jane likes to talk about, yet asked anyway. That’s ignorant.
But more importantly, Jane’s response is the best. She changed to the conversation as a reminder of what we should be asking women in the entertainment world, about their work and their goals. Not their appearances.
Our society’s obsession with conventional outer beauty and aging/anti-aging is just baffling, and questions like this only fuel the fire. Jane’s choice to have or not have surgery is none of our business unless she willingly comes forward with information she’d like to share.
Additionally, asking about appearances in interviews is just dated and frankly, dumb. Ask something more engaging and…I don’t know…interesting? Fonda’s fans like her for her work, and that’s what we want to hear about. That’s why she came on the show.
PS- I’ve read a number of headlines saying that Jane “snapped” at Megyn. And to that, I say: nopity nope nope. It was not a snap, it was a lighthearted exchange if you actually watch the video. Saying she “snapped” has a negative connotation that puts Jane in a negative light. Wording matters, people.
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people’s plates.