The actress admits that her real-life role — as a former wife of media mogul Ted Turner — helped inform her performance. "I know what [a newsroom] looks like," she said to the Huffington Post in 2012. "I know what it feels like — it doesn't intimidate me. So, it did help. Even though my character is not like Ted — or like Rupert. It's somewhere in between."
Highly anticipated, just for the sheer political irony, is the star-studded film "The Butler," in which the notorious liberal plays Nancy Reagan. And as for the backlash and boycotts about the casting, Fonda told the Hollywood Reporter, "I might not have always agreed with Nancy Reagan, but I admire her, and I'd never try to insert my views when playing her." And protesters should "get a life."
Here's a trailer from what's being dubbed an Oscar contender.