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Is this irony or divine justice? Jane Fonda will be playing the role of Nancy Reagan is a new movie!

Asked by elbanditoroso (29302points) March 28th, 2012

There’s a new movie called The Butler, which is about to start filming. It’s supposed to be the story of a White House butler who served a number of US presidents over the last 50 years.

I’m thrilled that Jane Fonda has been cast as Nancy Reagan – wife of one of the most conservative presidents we ever had. The choice of Fonda is inspired, in a twisted sort of way.

Will the right wingers cry foul and try and get Fonda dumped?

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gailcalled's avatar

Plastic Surgeons are equal-opportunity employers. Look at Nancy’s and Jane’s faces. They deserve each other.

JustPlainBarb's avatar

I wish they would just drop that stuff with Jane. She’s a great actress and everyone needs to get over what happened in the 60’s!

elbanditoroso's avatar

@JustPlainBarb – I’ve always liked Jane – I supported her through the years. She was misquoted for dozens of years for political advantage.

Rock2's avatar

The people making this movie don’t respect Nancy Reagan. They are making it to dis Nancy and Ronal Reagan.

Jane Fonda hasn’t changed her beliefs from the 60’s.

JustPlainBarb's avatar

@elbanditoroso I agree! She has achieved so much in her life. I think it’s time to give her a break…

flutherother's avatar

It’s a little amusing, I have always liked Jane Fonda and I’m sure she’ll do a good job. She is an actress, she plays roles that are not herself.

CaptainHarley's avatar

I will NEVER “get over” what she did and said. The bitch is a traitor and should have been tried for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Sorry, but that’s exactly how I feel.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I agree with @CaptainHarley: the conflict in Vietnam was a completely black-and-white affair with no moral ambiguity at all, and thus there is no reason to forgive an American citizen for the terrible crime of exercising her First Amendment rights and uttering opinions critical of the government and of the military (even if she later confessed to having been thoughtless in some of her actions and apologized for whatever harm they may have caused). Holding grudges for 40 years is typically the healthiest way of approaching such issues. ~

CaptainHarley's avatar


I am who and what I am, and I make no apologies for it.

Sunny2's avatar

It will be interesting to see what Ms Fonda does with the role. Can she keep her political bent from showing on her face? She’s a good enough actress to do it. The question is, how strong is her character to do it right? We’ll have to keep an eye out for film progress notes.

gailcalled's avatar

@Sunny2: Of course she will keep her political bent from showing.

Would any actor worth his or her salt ever get work if they weren’t good actors?

Think of those who played J Edgar Hoover, Nixon, members of the Nazi party, or worse, members of the Gestapo, and all the other brutes, sadists, murderers, torturers, oppressors, etc.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Too bad she didn’t stick to acting.

SavoirFaire's avatar

@CaptainHarley I am not asking you to apologize for anything, and I am not saying you never had a right to be angry. I am merely suggesting that it might be in your own interests to let it go. You are who you are, but perhaps it is worth trying to be all that you can be.

gailcalled's avatar

@CaptainHarley: A discussion about Fonda’s political activism is for another thread. Ask a question. You might start an interesting dialog.

CaptainHarley's avatar


No thanks. My position on the ignoble Miz Fonda solidified long ago and is not likely to change.

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