Jane Fonda: "Jennifer Lopez saved my career"

Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez starred in the 2005 film Monster-in-Law.
Jane Fonda credits Jennifer Lopez with reviving her career after going 15 years without a role.

Although she is considered a Hollywood legend and has won two Academy Awards, the 84-year-old actress said her career took off again when she appeared alongside Jennifer Lopez in Monster-in-Law in 2005.

Although "Monster-in-Law" was panned by critics, Jane Fonda considers the film to be, oddly enough, the "only smart thing" she did during her professional career.

Jane Fonda had made her last film appearance before "Monster-in-Law" in 1990, when she starred in the film "Stanley and Iris" alongside Robert De Niro.

"The biggest stroke of luck was getting the part in 'Monster-in-Law' at a point in my career when I had been out of acting for 15 or more years," the actress told the Daily Mirror.

"It was with Jennifer Lopez and it was a big comeback for me. I was almost 65 years old when I got this role out of nowhere," he stressed.

“It was the only smart thing I did in my career. I thought, 'People will come to the movie to see J.Lo, but they'll rediscover Fonda,' and that's what happened," she continued.

After appearing alongside Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda starred in films such as 'The Butler', 'This Is Where I Leave You' and 'Fathers & Daughters'. daughter).

Jane Fonda also appeared on HBO's The Newsroom and starred in Netflix's Grace and Frankie, which has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards.

The actress received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in "The Newsroom" and one Emmy Award nomination for Lead Actress for her role in "Grace and Frankie."

In 2021, Jane Fonda was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Honorary Award at the Golden Globes for her "outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment."