Hollywood legend Jane Fonda had a flirtatious moment with television journalist Chris Wallace during a recent interview.
The exchange took place during Wallace’s latest interview series Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace on CNN. In a preview of the conversation obtained by Mediaite, Fonda, 85, speaks about her social awkwardness and how she struggles at parties.
Thrice-divorced Fonda said that whenever she goes to parties she ends up talking to one person in the corner of the room. That’s when she jokingly asked Wallace, 75, if he was married, alluding to the idea he would make for good company at a party.
Wallace then asked Fonda if she was ‘interested,’ to which she defensively replied: ‘No!’
Jane Fonda had a flirtatious moment with television journalist Chris Wallace during a recent interview for his latest show on CNN: Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace
Wallace asked Fonda if she was ‘interested,’ to which she defensively replied: ‘No!’
Fonda has been married three times over the years, to French filmmaker Roger Vadim between 1965 and 1973, political activist Tom Hayden between 1973 and 1990, as well as CNN mogul Ted Turner between 1991 and 2001.
She’s been single since her marriage to Turner foundered.
She was both a actress and a political activist, famous for her advocacy on human rights, environmental issues and her opposition to the Vietnam War.
That famously saw her pose for a photo on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun in 1972.
The incident triggered global outrage and which saw her nicknamed Hanoi Jane, with the controversy continuing to plague Jane to this day.
‘I hate parties. I hate cocktail parties. I always end up finding one person that is interesting and sitting in a corner all night. Do you do that?’ she asked.
‘I know what you’re saying,’ replied Wallace.
Fonda continued: ‘Because I’m shy, basically. Which, you know, just small talk. I don’t. I can’t do it. Isn’t that boring? Are you married?’
‘Yes. Are you interested?’ responded Wallace.
‘No,’ said Fonda. ‘I just thought I should invite you to parties so that the two of us can just go into a corner.’
‘I would love that,’ said Wallace.
Wallace, on the other hand, had two wives but remains married to his second, Lorraine Smothers. The two have been together for more than 25 years, having marries in 1997.
Before that he was married to Elizabeth Jane Farrell. The two met in Boston while he was covering City Hall as a newspaper reporter. They were together for more than two decades and had four children together before divorcing in 1994.
Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace drops new episodes on Fridays on HBO Max and a highlights show plays on CNN Sunday nights.
In another interview due to release Wallace interviews Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
An iconic photo showing ‘Hanoi Jane’ during trip to North Vietnam in July 1972 in which she met with North Vietnamese troops and sat on a gun which was used to shoot American planes. She has repeatedly expressed regret over the photo
The film icon, now 85, started acting when she was just a teen, and by the time she was in her 20s, she was one of the most successful stars in Hollywood. She is seen in 1984
Jane Fonda attending the annual Vienna Opera Ball in Vienna on Thursday
Fonda revealed this year that she suffered from an eating disorder during the height of her fame – which became so severe she thought she ‘wouldn’t live past age 30.’
The film icon, now 85, started acting when she was just a teen, and by the time she was in her 20s, she was one of the most successful stars in Hollywood.
‘I was miserable, I didn’t enjoy it. I kept wanting to quit,’ she told Alex Cooper on her Call Her Daddy podcast. ‘I was suffering from an eating disorder. I was bulimic [and] anorexic.
‘I suffered from bulimia very, very bad. I led a secret life, I was very, very, unhappy. I assumed I wouldn’t live past 30.
Fonda, who is now in her mid-80s, put on a glamorous display as she attended the annual Vienna Opera Ball in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday.
The legendary actress looked elegant in a structured jacquard gown that fell to her ankle. She paired the stunning ivory dress with a pair of metallic stiletto heels and carried a black velvet coat over her arm.
In December she revealed that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma she was diagnosed with in September was in remission.
‘I won,’ she said.