Jane Fonda has claimed the late French director René Clément attempted to bed her to see what her orgasms were like for a movie they were making together.
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Fonda, 85, was asked by Cohen to name ‘one man in Hollywood who tried to pick you up once that you turned down.’
Jane, 85, replied, ‘The French director René Clément.’
‘Was it a sloppy pass?’ Andy asked.
‘Well, he wanted to go to bed with me because he said the character had to have an orgasm in the movie and he needed to see what my orgasms were like. He said it in French and I pretended I didn’t understand,’ she said.
‘He said the character had to have an orgasm’: Jane Fonda has claimed the late French director René Clément attempted to bed her to see what her orgasms were like for a role
‘I have stories for you, kid, we don’t have time,’ she added.
According to Variety, the film the two were working on together was the 1964 thriller Joy House. While shooting the movie, Clement, who passed in 1996, was 51-years-old. Fonda was 27-years-old at the time.
Jane also revealed she saw the late Michael Jackson naked during a skinny dipping session in 1980.
Michael, then 22 years old, was visiting the set of Jane’s 1981 movie On Golden Pond, in which she starred alongside her father Henry Fonda as well as Katharine Hepburn.
During the shoot Jane ‘had a little cottage right on the lake, and it was a beautiful moonlit night’ – so Michael suggested they slip into the water in the nude.
As for the physical details, Jane revealed only that Michael was ‘skinny,’ and Andy, hoping to be ‘respectful,’ did not push her to elaborate.
She joked that Michael came up with the skinny dipping idea ‘because he knew that he was gonna die young and that I would talk about him being naked!’
Jane also claimed to have seen Greta Garbo in the buff, but found herself unable to expand on that story when Andy switched the subject to Michael.
Spilling the tea: ‘I have stories for you, kid, we don’t have time,’ she added
Memories: Fonda also dished the dirt on seeing the late Michael Jackson stark naked during a skinny dipping session in 1980; the pair are pictured in 1983
Letting it out: During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live this week, Jane, 85, gave Cohen the goods on the saucy side of her friendship with Michael
Open book! Jane has been promoting her new sequel, Book Club: The Next Chapter, also starring Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen
Jane has been promoting her new sequel, Book Club: The Next Chapter, also starring Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen.
The premise of the movie, ‘Follows the new journey of four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had,’ according to an official IMDB synopsis.
Other stars that have been cast in the film also includes Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, and Craig T. Nelson.
The first movie, Book Club (2018), followed the friends as they read the steamy novel, Fifty Shades Of Grey, and how their viewpoint on life and friendship changed. The project was a box office success and garnered a total of $104 million on a budget of $14 million.
During a recent interview on the Today show, the trio stopped by to discuss the sequel and also a main theme of the film: friendship.
In regards to maintaining a long-lasting friendship, Mary expressed, ‘I think part of the secret is really making sure that you treasure your friends and that you’re intentional with your friends.’