Jane Fonda has disclosed the identity of the filmmaker who wanted her to sleep with him when she was 27 years old.
Fonda, now 85, claimed French director René Clément asked her the question during the production of her 1964 thriller Joy House, in which she starred.
Clément, who was 51 at the time, died in 1996 at the age of 82.
‘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,’ Fonda explained.
Fonda made the reveal during an appearance on Andy Cohen’s show Watch What Happens Live when the host asked her to name ‘one man in Hollywood that tried to pick you up once that you turned down’.
The Hollywood icon replied: ‘The French director René Clément,’ before adding: ‘I have stories for you, kid, [but] we don’t have time.’
Fonda’s remarks follow her accusation that Jennifer Lopez refused to apologise after accidently harming her during a slap sequence in Monster-in-Law.
In the 2005 romantic comedy film, Fonda plays the mother-in-law from hell, attempting to sabotage her son’s (Michael Vartan) wedding to Charlie (Lopez).
During one memorable moment, Charlie and Viola’s emotions reach a boiling point, resulting in them being physical with one another.
In March, the Grace and Frankie star went on The Drew Barrymore Show and discussed her experience filming the acclaimed film.
She explained: ‘Well, ok. The thing that comes to mind right away is, we have a slapping scene. I slap her, she slaps me, I slap her.’
‘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. You know, she’s never apologised.’
Barrymore, 48, was taken aback by the discovery and gasped when Jane, who recently disclosed she was in remission following a cancer diagnosis, recalled the story.
Lopez previously addressed the slapping incident on her YouTube channel in a video titled, I react to Monster-in-Law.
The Love Don’t Cost a Thing singer explained: ‘She really, really went for it and so did I. And then I punched her in the eye by mistake. Ouch.
‘We talked about how we were going to do this over and over again and I was so afraid to hit Jane Fonda in the face and hurt her in any way.’
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