Jane Fonda Shuts Down Megyn Kelly's 'Weird' Question

Today host asked about plastic surgery
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2017 1:26 AM CDT
Updated Sep 28, 2017 6:29 AM CDT
Jane Fonda 'Shocked' by Megyn Kelly Question
Megyn Kelly poses on the set of her new show, "Megyn Kelly Today" at NBC Studios on Thursday, Sept, 21, 2017, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Megyn Kelly is less than a week into her tenure as Today host but she's already getting a reputation for asking inappropriate questions. On Wednesday's show, Jane Fonda appeared with Robert Redford to discuss new movie Our Souls at Night, but Kelly wanted to discuss plastic surgery instead, the Los Angeles Times reports. "You've been an example to everyone on how to age beautifully and with strength," Kelly said. "Why did you say, I read that you're not proud to admit that you've had work done. Why not?" Fonda replied: "We really want to talk about that now?" As Kelly persisted, Fonda shut her down, saying: "Let me tell you why I love this movie that we did, Our Souls at Night, rather than plastic surgery."

Fonda tells Entertainment Tonight that she was "a little bit" shocked by the question. "Given the fact that we don't have a lot of time and Bob is right here, it’s a weird thing to bring up—whether I've had plastic surgery or not," she says. "I have and I've talked about it. Seemed like the wrong time and place to ask that question." On Monday's debut, Kelly brought a fan to meet the cast of Will & Grace and asked him if he had become gay because of the Will character, CNN reports. In response to a comment from a fan on Instagram, cast member Debra Messing said she regretted going on the show. "The itinerary just said Today Show appearance. Regret going on," she wrote. "Dismayed by her comments." (More Jane Fonda stories.)

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