Jane Fonda says Jennifer Lopez ‘never apologized’ after accidentally cutting her
Jane Fonda said that Jennifer Lopez didn’t apologize after cutting her eyebrow while shooting their iconic “Monster-in-Law” slap fight.
In the 2005 rom-com, Fonda plays a mother who plots against and tortures her potential daughter-in-law (Lopez) to stop her from marrying her son (Michael Vartan).
One of the memorable moments in the movie is when Fonda and Lopez’s characters get into a physical fight before the wedding.
Appearing on “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Thursday, Fonda recalled the scene and said that Lopez accidentally cut her face with the engagement ring she was wearing.
“The thing that comes to mind right away is we have a slapping scene,” Fonda said. “I slap her, she slaps me, I slap her. Well Jennifer, as per Jennifer, she had this enormous diamond ring, and so when she slapped me one of the times, it cut open across my eyebrow.”
The 85-year-old actor added: “And she’s never apologized.”
Representatives for Lopez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In 2019, in a video on her YouTube channel, titled “I REACT to Monster-In-Law,”Lopez said she was “afraid” to slap Fonda.
“I was so afraid to hit Jane Fonda in the face or hurt her in any way, really,” Lopez said. “Her character was very much like her, and my character at the time was very much like me. I was so afraid of her and she was so brave and like, ‘Just hit me. Don’t worry about it, it’s going to be fine.'”
After they argued about the scene, Lopez said she finally agreed to poke Fonda, but then it evolved from poking to slapping.
“The next thing you know, she really went for it on one of those slaps. We said, ‘Let’s keep slapping each other until we stop,'” the 53-year-old actor added. “The scene took on a life of its own in a way that we never imagined. I don’t even think we were supposed to slap each other.”
Lopez said that she gave Fonda a “blood blister” near her eye after accidentally poking Fonda’s eyelid with her nail, but said she immediately apologized to the film icon.
“I was mortified,” Lopez said. “I was like, ‘Oh, so sorry.’ And she was like, ‘It’s fine. It’s fine.’ It was a freaking purple blister that was sticking out and she didn’t care. She’s such a gangster bitch. I just love her.”
Jane Fonda says Jennifer Lopez ‘never apologized’ after accidentally cutting her. Jane Fonda says Jennifer Lopez ‘never apologized’ after accidentally cutting her