Katharine Hepburn ‘intimidated’ me making ‘On Golden Pond’

Katharine Hepburn ‘intimidated’ me making ‘On Golden Pond’

Jane Fonda regarded again on her time showing within the 1981 film “On Golden Pond” with icon Katharine Hepburn and why the four-time Oscar winner unnerved her.

“I used to be intimidated by Katharine Hepburn, that’s for positive. My God,” Fonda informed AARP The Journal in a latest interview.

The “Barbarella” star, 85, stated that she fashions the way in which she treats folks on set in the exact opposite method as Hepburn did throughout their time making the household drama.

“Once we made ‘On Golden Pond,’ she made positive that she was at all times high canine — and that I knew it,” the “Monster in Legislation” alum added. “I feel my costars will let you know that I actually attempt to do the other and make folks really feel snug.”

Hepburn gained the Oscar for Finest Actress for her work in “On Golden Pond,” whereas Fonda earned a Finest Supporting Actress nomination.

Jane Fonda as Chelsea Thayer Wayne, Henry Fonda as Norman Thayer and Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer in 1981’s “On Golden Pond.”Corbis by way of Getty Photos

Her father, Henry Fonda, additionally starred within the movie and gained the Finest Actor award.

Fonda beforehand recalled her experiences working with the Outdated Hollywood starlet in a 2021 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, noting how Hepburn was an “fascinating lady.”

“We weren’t pals,” Fonda recounted. “She was actually aggressive. She actually thought that I used to be out to win extra Academy Awards than she was.”

“When she gained for ‘On Golden Pond,’ I referred to as to congratulate her, and he or she stated, ‘You’ll by no means catch me now,’” Fonda stated.

Hepburn gained an Oscar for her portrayal of household matriarch Ethel Thayer in “On Golden Pond.”NBCUniversal by way of Getty Photos

She continued: “What I liked about her was that she took the job of being an elder very critically. She was intentional about instructing me and speaking to me, together with giving me line readings, and I discovered that simply great. She didn’t like me.”

“The African Queen” actress died in 2003 on the age of 96 — after a stunning profession spanning over six many years. She was nominated 12 occasions for Academy Awards and added 4 to her shelf.

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