Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s press tour for Grace and Frankie has been an absolute joy. They adore each other, they’re seasoned professionals and they know how to keep it entertaining, funny and candid. Jane and Lily were on Access Live, I’ve only seen the clip on YouTube and feel like I’m missing out, but the part I did see is funny and jaw-dropping. Jane and Lily are asked a series of questions starting with what they don’t leave home without and Jane deadpans “adult diapers.” Of course there’s no follow up question and they just move on to the next one after that!
You never leave the house without
Lily: A bottle
Jane: adult diapers [Lily and the hosts laugh out loud]
The beauty trick you swear by is
Lily: Lip gloss. I don’t have any answers to these things.
Jane: A good makeup artist
In high school you were the…
Lily: Bad girl?
Jane: Yeah you know what that means? You put out?
Jane: No that would have been good girl. I could tell you a story. I had a roommate that I didn’t like very much and over the course of 40 minutes [I] convinced her that a cockroach had crawled up her leg and up her *beep*
She was squatting on the head of a toilet screaming.
Lily: You didn’t have that in any of your books did you?
Jane: There’s a lot I left out of my books.
Role that you turned down
Lily: Ask what Meryl’s done and that’s what [Jane's] turned down.
OMG Jane told the crotch cockroach story!! Lily referred to this without context on their Kimmel interview but I thought Lily was making it up.
Jane Fonda is awesome and I love that she dropped this truth bomb and then made everyone bust out laughing. It’s both reassuring and disappointing that she has this problem. She’s the grande dame of fitness with a ton of resources at her disposal. She could and probably has tried all sorts of treatments. I’m half her age (ok a little more than that), and I have to use Poise when I work out. I’ve tried a bunch of things I’m not going to get into it. So many women in my Zumba class have admitted it happens to them too. I just wish there was a solution that worked for everyone.
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