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.
The veteran Hollywood star made the shocking revelation this week when she appeared on the talk show “Watch What Happens Live”.
In a segment titled “Plead the Fifth”, Fonda was asked to name a man in Hollywood who “tried to seduce you” and whom you “rejected.”
Fonda, 85, responded directly, referring to French director René Clément, the award-winning director of films such as “La Bataille du Rail” (“The Battle of the Rails”) and the Oscar-nominated “Jeux Interdits.” (“Forbidden Games”), who died in 1996.
Although Fonda did not name the film in which the incident occurred, she starred in Clément’s 1964 film “Les Felines” (known in English as “The Love Cage” or “The Joy House”), directed by 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 star in Fonda’s latest film, “Book Club: The Next Chapter,” said: “Well, he wanted to sleep with me because She said that the character was meant to orgasm in the film and I needed to see what my orgasm was like.”
“Are you kidding me?” Cohen replied.
Fonda 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.
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: “When we were shooting ‘On Golden Pond’ and I had a little house on the lake, he came over and visited me.”
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 with regard to the second of three questions, one of which he “was able to support” with the fifth question. [enmienda],
In her long career, Fonda won Best Actress Oscars twice for “Clute” 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. He chose the 1982 film “On Golden Pond”, in which he starred alongside his father, Henry Fonda.
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],