Jane Fonda says Jennifer Lopez 'never apologised' for cutting her face
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Things didn’t always go according to plan when Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda starred in the 2005 rom-com Monster-in-Law.
Charlie hit Viola in a dramatic wedding day showdown that shocked viewers.
But the slap went wrong in real-life as J.Lo's big, fancy ring unexpectedly cut Fonda's eyebrow.
The Oscar-winning octogenarian appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show last week to promote her new film with Lily Tomlin, Moving On.
Barrymore had asked Fonda what she thought about the noughties movie. The much-loved superstar unexpectedly opened up to the TV programme's host and revealed, "The thing that comes to mind right away [for Monster-in-Law] is we have a slapping scene. I slap her, she slaps me."
Fonda cast her mind back to the painful incident and with a not-so-subtle dig said, “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 eye, my eyebrow.”
“She’s never apologised,” Fonda claimed after a bit of a pause.
Ironically, J. Lo's alleged lack of apology mirrors Monster-In-Law character Viola's unsolicited advice that you should never 'go and slap somebody and then apologise'.
In the hit movie, a visibly-upset Charlie swiftly apologises to Viola for physically harming her. Yet the ferocious mother-in-law immediately hits back and tells her to "get some backbone".
This surprise story, from Fonda, contradicts Lopez’s personal recollection of the events. A 2019 interview shows a remorseful-looking Lopez saying she was 'mortified' by the mishap and definitely apologised to her older co-star.
“She really, really went for it and so did I. And then I punched her in the eye by mistake,” Lopez said while rewatching the clip.
Lopez recounted the unpleasant aftermath of the movie scene and explained, “I just remember afterward Jane had a blood blister right at the top of her eye. My nail, like, went up into her eye.”