Jane Fonda Is Never At A Loss For Words in W Magazine & In Cannes

Jane Fonda Says Being A Fashion Icon Is A ‘Hoot’ In W Magazine June 2015

Jane Fonda delivers spectacular images and an in-depth interview with Lynn Hirschberg in the June issue of W Magazine. This is not the only place Jane is talking. 

AOC wrote last night that Jane Fonda was one of two recipients of the first-ever Women in Motion awards,presented in Cannes by  Kering CEO François-HenriPinault. Discrimination against women by the film industry is a major, front burner topic of conversation in Cannes this season. 

Producer Megan Ellison was the other Women in Motion recepient and she delivered terse words to white men in the audience, for which she received s rousing ovation. Never one to be shy with words, Jane Fonda also gave a spirited response about the film industry’s gender gap. 

‘The fact is that most film directors are men, white men. Most major roles are male roles and (it’s) the reason that I’m excited about this award,’ she said. ‘Women have to become part of the very heart of movie making.’

Fonda Stops The Set For Breastpumping

Fonda is currently starring in the Netflix series ‘Grace and Frankie’, playing with Lily Tomlin as two women whose husbands — the couples being long-time friends —  fall in love with each other.  A nice story about Fonda walking her talk in the workplace came to light yesterday when actor June Diane Raphael, breastfeeding her newborn son, joined the comic series. Raphael was late to the series’ first table read, because she was busy pumping reports Huff Po.

It’s very hard in the workplace to get time from your employers to pump and to do it in a sanitary and safe environment, so I found on set that Jane was really an ally for me in terms of getting what I needed — I needed to stop working every three hours and pump breastmilk,” Raphael said. “And that was a women’s issue, that was a health issue, that was an issue for many reasons. So having her, this iconic activist, in my corner and being one of my bosses was incredible and really helpful.