Jane Fonda Isn’t Thrilled About Sydney Sweeney’s ‘Barbarella’ Remake

The 1968 campy cult basic “Barbarella” cemented Jane Fonda’s standing as a intercourse image. So casting a modern-day equal, like Sydney Sweeney, within the titular function for an upcoming Sony remake looks as if a reasonably stable transfer.

However Fonda, who shouldn’t be concerned within the remake, advised The Hollywood Reporter in a profile revealed Friday, that she has some issues in regards to the film being remade, a lot so, that she even tries “not to” give it some thought.

“I worry about what it’s going to be,” Fonda advised the journal. “I had an idea of how to do it that [original producer] Dino De Laurentiis, when he was still alive, wouldn’t listen to. But it could have been a truly feminist movie.”

Jane Fonda as Barbarella in 1968.

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The “Grace and Frankie” actor has expressed having fairly “complicated feelings” in direction of “Barbarella.” She advised Glamour in Could 2022 that she felt conflicted in regards to the plot, wherein a girl is assigned by the president of the US to land her spacecraft on an evil planet and put it aside.

“So, that’s kind of feminist, right?” she mentioned. “But then once I get there, it’s all about making love and having strange sexual adventures.”

Fonda mentioned the horny twist was a “bit objectifying of me and women.”

Fonda has additionally alluded to Glamour how the making of the movie wasn’t a fantastic expertise, both. Her husband on the time, Roger Vadim, directed it and Fonda left him quickly after the film was made.

She additionally advised GMA (by way of TV Insider) in September that she wasn’t comfy filming one erotic scene.

“I was so nervous about doing this striptease where I end up naked that I drank a lot of vodka,” she advised the present. “I was drunk out of my mind and kind of moving to the song.”

Sadly, there was a hiccup whereas capturing the scene, so Fonda needed to shoot it once more the subsequent day, and used a little bit liquid braveness to get by way of it once more.

“The take that was actually used, I was not only drunk, I was hungover too,” Fonda recalled within the 2018 documentary about her, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”

Sydney Sweeney at the 2022 HBO Max Emmy Nominees Reception.
Sydney Sweeney on the 2022 HBO Max Emmy Nominees Reception.

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In October, Sweeney confirmed she’s going to star in an upcoming Sony reboot of “Barbarella.” The movie remains to be in improvement, with no author or director hooked up to the mission, although Deadline notes that sources say Sweeney is predicted to govt produce.

Regardless of there being little or no details about the movie, Sweeney did point out to Leisure Tonight in October that she’s interested in Barbarella’s va-va-voom issue.

“I’m really excited to serve all the fits,” the “Euphoria” star mentioned excitedly, referring to Barbarella’s skimpy costumes. “But also, just it’s such an iconic, fun character. And I want to keep that fun alive through Barbarella. So, I’m excited for everyone to see it.”

When ET requested if Sweeney had reached out to Fonda in regards to the mission, Sweeney nervously laughed and mentioned: “I can’t say!”

No matter whether or not or not Sweeney reached out, right here’s hoping the actors do discuss and Sweeney takes a few of Fonda’s concepts into consideration on how the film may very well be a bit extra progressive.

To learn Fonda’s profile in full, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.