Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, one of the hottest couples of the widescreen, are back. Their noble presence turned up the heat yesterday at Venice film festival as they showed up for the premier of their last collaboration “Our Souls at Night”.
Forty-seven years after their great success of the movie “Barefoot in the Park”, Fonda and Redford reunite in a Netflix production directed by Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra. This time their goal is to satisfy the movie’s older audience "because today’s film industry is increasingly geared towards younger viewers." Redford, as the movie’s producer, told in Venice yesterday.
The adaptation of a Kent Haruf novel “Our Souls at Night” movie is about hope. “When you get older you have to give up certain things” said Redford declaring that he found hard to deal with this fact.
The 80 years old Hollywood star Jane Fonda told journalists in Venice, "I wished the sex scene in our last movie with Robert Redford had lasted longer. I live for sex scenes with him. He’s a great kisser so it was fun to kiss him in my 20s and to kiss him again in my almost 80s.”
“On a love and sexual level getting older was a good thing.” Fonda said and continues, “It gets better because we’re braver, what the heck do we have to lose? So my skin sags, so does his. You know your body better so you’re not afraid to ask for what you need”.
Both actors, 81-year-old Redford and 80-year-old Fonda were honoured at the Venice festival with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.