The renowned actress Jane Fonda recently divulged that her fellow actress, Jennifer Lopez, had never extended an apology after accidentally cutting her during the filming of a scene in the movie "Monster-in-Law." The octogenarian and Oscar-winning actress, who is now 85, appeared as a guest on "The Drew Barrymore Show" last Friday.
There, she unveiled that Lopez had been wearing a voluminous diamond ring when she inadvertently sliced Fonda's eyebrow and eye while shooting a scene together.
An Unapologetic Slap and the Secret of "Barbarella"
"We have a slapping scene — I slap her, she slaps me," Fonda reminisced.
"Well, Jennifer, as per Jennifer, she had this enormous diamond ring, and so when she slapped me one of the times, it cut open across my eye — my eyebrow." According to Fonda, "she's never apologized." Following Fonda's revelation, the media reached out to Jennifer Lopez's representatives for a statement.
However, they declined to respond. Nevertheless, in a 2019 interview, Lopez confessed that she found the scene terrifying because it necessitated her to slap Fonda. "Monster-in-Law" was directed by Robert Luketic and penned by Anya Kochoff.
The plot centers on an aspiring fashion designer named Charlie, portrayed by Lopez, who grapples with her manipulative and scheming mother-in-law, played by Fonda, determined to sabotage her relationship with her son. The film marked Fonda's triumphant return to the silver screen following a 15-year hiatus since the release of "Stanley & Iris" in 1990.
"Monster-in-Law" Cast and Box Office Success
The comedy also featured Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott, Monet Mazur, Annie Parisse, Will Arnett, Elaine Stritch, and Stephen Dunham. According to IMDB, "Monster-in-Law" boasted a budget of $43 million and ultimately raked in over $155 million worldwide.
During her appearance on the daytime talk show to promote her latest film, "Moving On," alongside Lily Tomlin, Fonda also recounted her experience filming "Barbarella." She shared the story of what transpired behind the scenes in the opening sequence, where she performs a striptease in space.
"I hate being naked in front of anybody. I got drunk," she admitted. "My husband [director Roger Vadim] had promised me that my various private parts would be covered by the titles of the movie — he lied, he didn't really do that." Fonda elaborated further, "Just before the end of this horrible experience, a bat flew between me and the camera.
We had to do the whole thing over again the next day. We didn't know this had happened until we saw the rushes. So I had to do the whole thing over again with a hangover."