Behind-the-Scenes Drama on the Set of ‘Monster-In-Law’: Jane Fonda Speaks Out
Actress Jane Fonda recently appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show alongside her co-star from “80 For Brady,” Lily Tomlin, and shared some interesting tidbits about her time working with Jennifer Lopez on the 2005 film “Monster-In-Law.” While discussing their most beloved characters from their respective careers, Fonda mentioned the infamous slapping scene from the movie and revealed that Lopez’s enormous diamond ring caused a cut on her eyebrow during one of the takes.
As per Fonda’s account, when Lopez slapped her during the scene, her diamond ring cut open her eyebrow. Despite the injury, Fonda revealed that Lopez never apologized for the accident. While TikTokers might add this story to their list of reasons not to like Lopez, it is evident that the incident did not leave the two actresses with any bad blood.
The 2005 film, “Monster-In-Law,” follows the story of Charlie (Jennifer Lopez), a temp working at an office, who falls in love with Kevin (Michael Vartan), a doctor. When Charlie finally meets Kevin’s mother, Viola (Jane Fonda), she realizes that her worst nightmare has come true. Viola is a controlling, manipulative woman who will go to any length to keep her son away from Charlie. In one of the most memorable scenes of the movie, Viola slaps Charlie, who retaliates by slapping her back.
While the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it was a commercial success, grossing over $155 million worldwide. Lopez’s performance as Charlie was praised by many, and the film’s success helped cement her status as a Hollywood star.
Despite the accident on the set, Fonda and Lopez appear to have a good relationship. In fact, Lopez named Fonda as one of her role models during her speech at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. The two actresses continue to inspire generations of women with their work in the entertainment industry.
In conclusion, Jane Fonda’s recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show provided some interesting insights into the making of the 2005 film “Monster-In-Law.” While discussing the infamous slapping scene, Fonda revealed that Lopez’s diamond ring caused an injury to her eyebrow. However, it is clear that the incident did not leave any bad blood between the two actresses, who continue to inspire women with their work in the entertainment industry.