The actor seemed uncomfortable when Kelly asked, "You admit that you've had work done, which I think is to your credit".
Kelly quickly replied, "One of the things people think about you when they look at you is how fantastic you look".
Former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar praised Fonda's reaction and questioned Kelly's line of inquiry.
When Robert was asked about her comments in an interview with Daily Telegraph, he coyly replied, "I didn't know she was (in love) with me". Fonda responded to Kelly's question. But Fonda, who has been outspoken on political and environmental causes throughout her life, did not cave, and instead pivoted to talking about her upcoming movie. "I did it because I got exhausted of walking down the street and catching myself in a window, looking exhausted - and I didn't feel that way". "Were you shocked by it?" "Seemed like the wrong time and place to ask that question", Fonda told "ET Canada".
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"This is our fourth movie together and now he's 80 and I'm 79, and I thought, 'That's pretty cool, who would've thought?' " Fonda says with a laugh.
"I have, and I've talked about it", Fonda told Sangita.
Aside from taking on the project simply to re-team with Redford, Fonda was deeply moved by the message in Haruf's book. "I wouldn't want any other time". "What? No. But the viewer response has been awesome, and I am so grateful to have all of you giving us a chance". "It was about the quality of the performance".
"It was actually very easy for us to get into the groove of these characters", she added, revealing that she, Redford, and director Ritesh Batra spent a week rehearsing before production began. Kelly delivered back-to-back gay gaffes when she invited a "Will & Grace" superfan from the audience to meet the cast.
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