Sunday, May 26, 2024

(Watch) Jane Fonda Tells Jimmy Fallon of George Floyd Verdict: “Right now the anvil of justice is hot”


Jane Fonda looked fantastic, of course, last night on the Tonight Show.

She also opened her two part interview with a trenchant and powerful declaration after the George Floyd verdict.

“Right now,” she said, “the anvil of justice is hot. And we have to seize it and make sure we use it to bend the arc of history in the direction that Martin Luther King said, in the direction of justice.”

Wow. Fonda and Fallon discuss activism and how Fonda first became politicized in Paris in 1968 during the first segment.

On a lighter note, in the second segment, playing a game called “First Last Best” Fonda describes her best kiss, back in 1959, with actor James Franciscus, who played hot teacher “Mr. Novak” on TV and was married to Shelley Winters.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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