"I said, 'Bob, does this remind you of anything?' the Oscar-winning actress recently told Vanity Fair by phone, describing a scene that the longtime friends filmed for Netflix's romantic drama Our Souls at Night, out Friday".
"We really want to talk about that now?" she said.
Kelly did not budge.
"Well, one of the things people think when they look at you is how good you look", Kelly added.
"Well, thanks", Fonda said.
She told ET Canada that she found it odd that Kelly brought up plastic surgery at that particular time. "Seemed like the wrong time and place to ask that question". "I have more confidence and I don't think it's my fault". "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".
Hopefully, Wednesday's awkward on-air exchange keeps Kelly from going down a similarly narrow path. "I think the show looks fantastic-it's like, I mean, it looks beautiful-and we're thrilled to have her". After ET's reporter refreshed his memory on the morning's events, the 81-year-old said, "I think [Jane] didn't want to go there. Regret going on", she wrote.
While NBC called the comment "tongue in cheek", star Debra Messing quickly announced her displeasure as any celebrity does.
Cohen agreed with Savannah saying that Kelly got too much bad rep for that one question when in fact he had asked that sort of question before as well.
She continued: "Have you... why did you say..."
All things considered, it may have been a fairly gentle rebuke, but Fonda made her feelings clear. They insisted NBC has no problems with the "Will & Grace" star. "We've known each other for so long", she said.