Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez in the film “If the mother-in-law is a monster”
Actress Jane Fonda, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, admitted that Jennifer Lopez saved her career and returned to the cinema. The double-Oscar winner regained her popularity in 2005 after a 15-year hiatus with the film If the Mother-in-Law is a Monster, in which she co-starred with Lopez.
My biggest success was getting a role in If Mother-in-Law is a Monster at a point in my career when I hadn't been in the acting business for over 15 years, — she said.
Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez in the film “If the Mother-in-Law is a Monster”
We shot with Jennifer Lopez and it was a great comeback for me. I was almost 65 years old when I suddenly got this role. It was the only smart move in my career — people will go to the movies to see J.Lo and rediscover Fonda. And so it happened. The film grossed more than $150 million worldwide, and Jane Fonda subsequently landed several more film roles.
Jane Fonda is known for films such as Barbarella, Barefoot in the Park, and films “Klute” and “Homecoming”, for which she received an Oscar.
At the height of her career in the 70s, she took a break from acting and became an activist: the actress spoke out against the war during Vietnam. The Foundation's activism continues today: she fights for women's rights and opposes sexism.
In the 80s, she again found herself at the peak of popularity after releasing a series of aerobics tapes. According to Fonda, this also became a fight for equality, since the gyms at that time were for men, and she wanted to release something for women.