Jane Fonda Isn’t Thrilled About Sydney Sweeney’s ‘Barbarella’ Remake

The 1968 campy cult traditional “Barbarella” cemented Jane Fonda’s standing as a intercourse image. So casting a modern-day equal, like Sydney Sweeney, within the titular position for an upcoming Sony remake looks as if a fairly stable transfer.

But Fonda, who shouldn’t be concerned within the remake, advised The Hollywood Reporter in a profile revealed Friday, that she has some considerations in regards to the film being remade, a lot so, that she even tries “not to” give it some thought.

“I worry about what it’s going to be,” Fonda advised the journal. “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.”

Jane Fonda as Barbarella in 1968.

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The “Grace and Frankie” actor has expressed having fairly “complicated feelings” in the direction of “Barbarella.” She advised Glamour in May 2022 that she felt conflicted in regards to the plot, during which a lady is assigned by the president of the United States to land her spacecraft on an evil planet and put it aside.

“So, that’s kind of feminist, right?” she stated. “But then once I get there, it’s all about making love and having strange sexual adventures.”

Fonda stated the attractive twist was a “bit objectifying of me and women.”

She additionally advised GMA (by way of TV Insider) in September that she wasn’t snug filming one erotic scene.

“I was so nervous about doing this striptease where I end up naked that I drank a lot of vodka,” she advised the present. “I was drunk out of my mind and kind of moving to the song.”

Unfortunately, there was a hiccup whereas capturing the scene, so Fonda needed to shoot it once more the subsequent day, and used slightly liquid braveness to get by way of it once more.

“The take that was actually used, I was not only drunk, I was hungover too,” Fonda recalled within the 2018 documentary about her, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.”

Sydney Sweeney at the 2022 HBO Max Emmy Nominees Reception.
Sydney Sweeney on the 2022 HBO Max Emmy Nominees Reception.

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In October, Sweeney confirmed she’s going to star in an upcoming Sony reboot of “Barbarella.” The movie continues to be in growth, with no author or director connected to the venture, although Deadline notes that sources say Sweeney is anticipated to government produce.

Despite there being little or no details about the movie, Sweeney did point out to Entertainment Tonight in October that she’s interested in Barbarella’s va-va-voom issue.

“I’m really excited to serve all the fits,” the “Euphoria” star stated excitedly, referring to Barbarella’s skimpy costumes. “But also, just it’s such an iconic, fun character. And I want to keep that fun alive through Barbarella. So, I’m excited for everyone to see it.”

Regardless of whether or not or not Sweeney reached out, right here’s hoping the actors do speak and Sweeney takes a few of Fonda’s concepts into consideration on how the film might be a bit extra progressive.

To learn Fonda’s profile in full, head over to The Hollywood Reporter.