15 secrets from Monster-In-Law: The Truth About Those Slaps

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1. The Prolific Period of Self-Discovery

When she was the Monster-in-Law script, Jane Fonda hadn’t been in a movie in 15 years. Her last film was 1990. Stanley & IrisAfter that, she was married to CNN founder and media mogul. Ted TurnerHe promptly resigned from acting. In a Interview by CNN, 2013.Fonda recalled Turner telling her that on their second date. “‘If this is going to work, you’re going to have to give up your career.’ I’m thinking, this is a little bit early in the relationship for that.”Turner was the next to return with his ideas. “I just realized, you’re not going to give up your career until you win an Oscar.’ I said, ‘Ted, I have two.'”

“I was planning to do it anyway,”She insisted. “so it was partly Ted and partly something I wanted, too.”

She became a household name in 2005. LiveAboutDotComAbout her decision to stop acting after 15 years: “It had become agony. I was not happy inside as a woman and I was kind of in denial about it and sort of cut off from my emotions. I was living on willpower and its very hard to be creative when you’re living on willpower. My last two or three movies were just agony and I said, I don’t want to be scared anymore. Then I met Ted Turner and I didn’t have to.”

They were divorced in 2001. “I was celibate for seven years,”Fonda shared with ForbesIn 2011, “and I discovered I’m fine.”

Fonda’s 2005 memoir reveals that Turner and she remained close friends despite their differences. My Life so FarTurner was a serial cheater. Still, “it was really hard to leave—I was 62 years old and I had no career anymore,” Fonda Recalled to The New Yorker in 2018.” I didn’t have to work, I was being looked after. And yet I knew that, if I stayed, I was never going to become who I’m meant to be as a whole person, as a really authentic person. And I tried to explain it to him, but he doesn’t really understand.”