Jane Fonda said she's worried about Sydney Sweeney's 'Barbarella' reboot and tries not to think about it
Jane Fonda appeared in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Friday.
Fonda said she tries "not to" think about the upcoming "Barbarella" reboot starring Sydney Sweeney.
Sweeney confirmed her involvement in the film with an Instagram post in October 2022.
Jane Fonda said she had concerns about the "Barbarella" reboot starring Sydney Sweeney.
Fonda shared her sentiment about the upcoming film during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter's Rebecca Keegan published Friday. Fonda, 85, starred in the original 1968 sci-fi film directed by her then-husband, Roger Vadim. The movie is considered a cult classic and contributed to Fonda's status as a sex symbol in the 1960s, THR reported.
When asked what she thought about the "Barbarella" reboot, Fonda responded: "I try not to. Because I worry about what it's going to be."
Fonda, who is not involved in the reboot, told the outlet that she previously voiced her thoughts on how to give the original film feminist ideals but was ignored.
"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," Fonda told THR.
Deadline reported in October 2022 that Sweeney, 25, is expected to star in and executive produce the film.
According to IMDb, "Barbarella" followed an astronaut from the 41st century who set out to thwart an evil scientist named Durand Durand, whose weapon can bring evil back into the galaxy.
Sweeney — best known as Cassie Howard on "Euphoria" — confirmed her involvement in the "Barbarella" with an Instagram post in October 2022.
"time to save the universe," Sweeney wrote alongside a photo of the original film poster.
HuffPost reported in January 2015 that Fonda previously reflected on "Barbarella that year at the Sundance Film Festival. The outlet noted that Fonda was recalling her early career and finding success.
"I took the easy road for a while. I would say that ended with 'Barbarella.' I liked doing something that caused a certain generation of men to have their first erections," Fonda said at the time. "But then I became an activist."
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